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Dr. Alter Paper embargo ends today at 3:00pm, press conference today

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by LJS, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. LJS

    LJS Insert Witty Comment Here

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    http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2010/cc-23.htm

    From NIH twitter account @NIHforHealth

    Edit: "OneWaySurvival" called the NIH, see this post and obtained the following information: The call at 3:00pm EST is not for the general public and callers will be screened. The general public can all call in at 5:00pm EST to hear a reply of the teleconference.
     
  2. leaves

    leaves Senior Member

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    Omg!!!! Look at the speakers!!!!
     
  3. mentalist

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    What is a telebriefing? ETA: bad brainfog, telephone briefing of course.
     
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Wow! That's 8pm in the UK, folks!

    Thanks LJS.
     
  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Probably means that Dr Alter etc. won't be in person at the briefing site - possibly using a videolink or something?
     
  6. bullybeef

    bullybeef Senior Member

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    Just beat me to it LJS. Gotta try to work out what time 3pm EDT is in the UK. My guess is 7pm ish.

    Wooohooo!!
     
  7. leaves

    leaves Senior Member

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    Aaaaaaaah!!!! So exciting !!!!!
     
  8. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Depending on how big a story this is seen to be by the media, we could see reports on Blombergs, Reuters, BBC online news pages very quickly indeed - UsedtobeperkyTina will know all about this but if reporters have been able to prepare most of their story beforehand by drawing on background stuff, they can drop the new info in very fast into already half-written reports and we could see stuff online within minutes - certainly within the hour, I'd have thought.

    What do you think, Tina?
     
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    8pm in the UK, BB.
     
  10. bullybeef

    bullybeef Senior Member

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    Thanks Sasha!!
     
  11. VillageLife

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    yipeeeeeeee!!!!!

    :victory::victory::victory::victory::victory::victory:
     
  12. OneWaySurvival

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    From NIH Link: "Reporters should call 1-888-677-4212 and enter passcode 9258555."

    I wonder how liberal their definition of "reporter" is? I want to be on that call! Anything stopping us?

    I can't believe this is finally happening!!!
     
  13. filfla4

    filfla4 Senior Member

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    Go for it!!!!! You could be an online journalist. I don't think there should be any professional accreditation required! My problem is that I'm on the other side of the world and would cost me too much!!
     
  14. bullybeef

    bullybeef Senior Member

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    Is a 888 number freephone in the US??
     
  15. Kate_UK

    Kate_UK Senior Member

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    Wouldn't we be getting in the way of reporters who can get stuff printed in newspapers/major media?
     
  16. dsdmom

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    Love that Monroe will be in on the call - isn't he the guy who avoided Mindy's questions about why the CDC couldn't find xmrv??
     
  17. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Yikes, yes, let's not screw up media access to such an important story for us - surely Cort and Mindy Kitei etc. will be doing the journalistic thing for us PWC. Let's not crash the system! If we bomb it this time, then next time they'll have to make it harder to get the info which will make it harder for journalists as well.
     
  18. SickOfTheSickness

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    Hi,

    i think it's very likley that they run out of lines if we all start calling in...
     
  19. So news should be out by the time I wake up then (eastern Australia puts it at 6am tomorrow)
     
  20. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Thanks Ash. I was just about to ask if there was anyone out there without brain fog who could work out the Australia time.
     

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