After the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people living with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and other chronic illnesses will grow.
Debilitating symptoms won’t resolve, and physical isolation won’t end.
We are the #MillionsMissing, and we call for an urgent response to mitigate this coming crisis. The time to educate healthcare workers, invest in biomedical research and treatments, and expand accessibility is now. Join Us.
Virtual #MillionsMissing 2020 will be a week of activities, with the primary day of action, storytelling, speeches and performances on May 12th. See, the schedule, toolkits, and more below.
This is our 5th anniversary of #MillionsMissing, a global movement powered by #MEAction to raise awareness and fight for recognition, education and research for people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) (also called chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS). Millions are missing from their careers, schools, families and communities because of this disease. Millions of dollars are missing from research and clinical education. And millions of medical providers are missing out on the proper training to diagnose and help patients manage this illness. Every year since May 2016, we have banded together as a community of people with ME, caregivers, and allies to raise awareness and demand action. This year, when millions more will develop ME after COVID-19, our fight is more urgent than ever.