What’s wrong with the PACE trial anyway?

Empty shoes lined up on the groun, with a red Millions Missing poster alongside it
Photo from a Millions Missing protest, which takes place around the world every May to draw attention to the plight of ME/CFS patients

There have been many comprehensive analyses of the controversial PACE trial data over the last few years, but with Long Covid becoming a growing concern, and sharing many similarities with ME/CFS, what follows is an accessible “primer” for anyone new to the area.

This article explains why many doctors, researchers, and patients object to the PACE trial recommendations of Graded Exercise



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Laura Elliott

Disabled freelance journalist and copywriter. Words on feminism, disability, books, and healthcare — probably. Twitter @TinyWriterLaura