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).
Complaints[edit | edit source]
A letter to the Washington Post complained "I’m surprised that this uninformed and tasteless strip was published".
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "February 25, 2016". Blondie. Retrieved Oct 12, 2018.
- DesRoches, Greg. "No joke for chronic fatigue sufferers". Washington Post. Retrieved Oct 12, 2018.
- Bateman, Lucinda (Mar 14, 2016). "Cartoon Offers Education Opportunity - Bateman Horne Center". Bateman Horne Center. Retrieved Oct 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.