Lives Interrupted: the Hidden Costs of Having a Neglected Illness

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Lives Interrupted seeks to illuminate the economic and other costs of having diseases like chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), post-treatment Lyme disease, and long COVID. These diseases affect millions, typically receive little research funding, and, as a consequence have few good treatments available. Find out more about Lives Interrupted here.

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Lives Interrupted Latest Story

Structural Failure

Allyn Archer

Atlanta, United States

Former occupation: Architect, Professor of Architecture

Total Economic Losses:

$2,768,291

Lives Interrupted Stats

Number of Stories: 43

Years of Work Lost: 326

Average Total Economic Losses:

$870,162

Total Economic Losses:

$26,975,024

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