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 Oct 12, 2018. 
  2. DesRoches, Greg. "No joke for chronic fatigue sufferers". Washington Post. Retrieved Oct 12, 2018. 
  3. Bateman, Lucinda (Mar 14, 2016). "Cartoon Offers Education Opportunity - Bateman Horne Center". Bateman Horne Center. Retrieved Oct 12, 2018. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

Systematic Exertion Intolerance Disease. A new term with new diagnostic criteria designed to replace chronic fatigue syndrome.<ref name="IOM2015">{{citation| last1 = Institute of Medicine| author-link = National Academy of Medicine| last2 = Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome| title = Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness

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