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Psychology today: Dr Borigini health terrorists part 2

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kati, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

    Strike 2:

    I would suggest that since Psychology Today is not going to remove this author- there is no point answering his blog. I would also suggest that since I gave you the full text here, there is no point giving the author and Psychology Today the pleasure of giving them traffic to their website.

  2. anne

    anne Guest

    Yes. Agreed.
  3. hensue

    hensue Senior Member

    What is his IT buddy Captain G. going to do? Call out the Geek Patrol on all of us who comment! If he pats himself any harder on the back I think he will break his arm and back! Super Doctor 2009??? This guy is full of himself lol
  4. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

    Kind of him to clarify.

    The last article was clearly designed to try to get a heated response, and now he has something else to write about. Saves having to do any research or thinking for your piece.
  5. anne

    anne Guest

    What a ridiculous thing to call him. That guy is clearly a WANKER.
  6. hensue

    hensue Senior Member

    He is a little Sensitive about someone ridiculing his last Name! Does he think someone hog tied us and made us take the xmrv test? I wonder how he feels about his 15 minutes of internet fame?
  7. Robin

    Robin Guest


    Please don't give the wanker page hits. Or there will be part III and so on...he could write about this all year!
  8. Frickly

    Frickly Senior Member

    I just calmed down from the last article and am willing myself to stay calm right now. I agree...psychology today has made it perfectly clear that they support this docs views so I will steer clear. Again...Thank god this is not my doctor! I have to add that he is writing again without all the facts.

    "Dr. Wakefield claimed that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine could put children at risk of autism or bowel disease. His so-called "research", and of course the subsequent media coverage, resulted in many parents refusing to vaccinate their children, despite the fact that this vaccine has been given throughout the world for decades, accepted as a major tool in preventing childhood illness and death. His research, however, is now discredited; further studies have not been able to reproduce the original results."

    His research is not discredited. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment of Common Gastrointestinal Problems in Children With ASDs so he is not the only person that beleives autistic children commonly have GI issues.

    Generation Rescue issued this statement:

    "Few people are aware that this extremely important work has not only begun, but that a study using an animal model has already been completed exploring this topic in great detail.

    Dr. Wakefield is the co-author, along with eight other distinguished scientists from institutions like the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Washington, of a set of studies that explore the topic of vaccinated versus unvaccinated neurological outcomes using monkeys.

    The first phase of this monkey study was published three months ago in the prestigious medical journal Neurotoxicology, and focused on the first two weeks of life when the vaccinated monkeys received a single vaccine for Hepatitis B, mimicking the U.S. vaccine schedule. The results, which you can read for yourself HERE, were disturbing. Vaccinated monkeys, unlike their unvaccinated peers, suffered the loss of many reflexes that are critical for survival.

    Dr. Wakefield and his scientific colleagues are on the brink of publishing their entire study, which followed the monkeys through the U.S. childhood vaccine schedule over a multi-year period. It is our understanding that the difference in outcome for the vaccinated monkeys versus the unvaccinated controls is both stark and devastating."

    Ok...I'm venting...I know it is useless to give this info to the "doctor" so feel better that I could post it here. He is a wanker...
  9. cinderkeys


    That's disappointing. Pamela Weintraub is also a blogger for Psychology Today, and she had a post criticizing the CDC study linking ME with childhood sexual abuse. She's written a book about the politics behind Lyme disease -- Hilary Johnson wrote her foreword -- so she smelled a rat right away.

    It's possible that both bloggers represent their own views only, and not that of PT.
  10. Nina

    Nina Senior Member

    First of all, Kati, great idea to post this here, I don't want to give this two-faced liar any more clicks.

    The point of his last blog post was NOT to question the reliability of available tests for XMRV. The point was to raise as much attention as possible and get HIS 15 or more minutes of fame. If that would have been his point, why not chose a title that represented this? No, Mr. B. choses a headline that is insulting, totally off the alleged subject and guaranteed to generate thousands of clicks.

    Umm, Mr. B., how about a little reality check here?? There were more than 80 comments, only very few of which were actually insulting. The rest very well represented the "silent majority". I strongly suspect this man has some issues, maybe he could ask for help from one of his collegues from the psychological field?

    Well, last time I checked in his last post he said nothing about modern-day snake oil salesmen, most if not all of his assaults were clearly pointed at patients and advocates.

    Does anyone else get the feeling he knows he crossed the line and that most of his patients, or patients-to-be would probably think twice about consulting him after reading what he had to say? Sounds like he is trying to make nice.

    This one sure knows how to twist things in his favor. But the damage is done, and this article is far from being an apology. We won't give him any more clicks, but we will find other ways to let the world know about the strange attitude of Mr. B. towards CFS patients and those who care about them.
  11. Roy S

    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

    Illinois, USA
    Yes, I also got the feeling he knows he crossed the line.
  12. thefrug


    Exactly. I can't even take his article seriously enough to be offended. He covered pretty much every internet cliche out there. The thing that was most hilarious to me was the crying about racism because someone made fun of his last name. Really, guy? After you wrote an article comparing severely ill people to terrorist jihadists? Someone needs to get a thicker skin. Here, fill out this form and have your IT guy file it with the proper authorities.

    ^^Link above is to humorous website, language may be offensive to some.

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