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ME/CFS Article in "Last Word on Nothing"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by slayadragon, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. slayadragon

    slayadragon Senior Member

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    "Last Word on Nothing" is a blog read primarily by science journalists. Today and tomorrow, they are featuring a piece about ME/CFS (including current issues with the definition) by math/science reporter Julie Rehmeyer.

    From what I have seen, established journalists (apparently influenced by Reeves and Wessely) have almost across the board an incredibly inaccurate understanding of ME/CFS, in many cases willing to argue strongly that it is psychological. And science journalists appear to care a lot about what their peers think. I thus hope that the sharing of accurate information in this venue will change a lot of perceptions and result in better media coverage in the future.

    -Lisa

    http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/20...ful-about-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/#more-7604
     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Thanks.
     
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    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    Really great articles, thanks for posting them up.
     
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    This was the best part:

    Edited to add: To clarify, this is from Part 2.
     
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    HHS is not a year early, because they are working to reinforce current attitudes. The hoopla around the IOM contract will drown out the data. This will be another victory for the propaganda machine.
     
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