Blondie comic

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Blondie is a long-running American comic strip.

ME/CFS & SEID comic strip[edit | edit source]

Blondie published a cartoon strip in February 2016 that implied the disease was simply tiredness, referring to the new name proposed by the Institute of Medicine report, Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID).[1]

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Complaints[edit | edit source]

A letter to the Washington Post complained "I’m surprised that this uninformed and tasteless strip was published".[2]

Lucinda Bateman of the The Bateman Horne Center wrote a letter of complaint, criticizing them for risking perpetuating a "gross misunderstanding of the severity of ME/CFS".[3]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "February 25, 2016". Blondie. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  2. DesRoches, Greg. "No joke for chronic fatigue sufferers". Washington Post. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  3. Bateman, Lucinda (March 14, 2016). "Cartoon Offers Education Opportunity - Bateman Horne Center". Bateman Horne Center. Retrieved October 12, 2018.

systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) - A term for ME/CFS that aims to avoid the stigma associated with the term "chronic fatigue syndrome", while emphasizing the defining characteristic of post-exertional malaise (PEM). SEID was defined as part of the diagnostic criteria put together by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report of 10 February 2015.

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