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Science Based Medicine Blog's Mark Crislip on CFS

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by urbantravels, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

    Los Angeles, CA

    First of all I'd like to say I am a fan of the Science Based Medicine blog. They are extremely, extremely harsh on "alternative medicine" claims of all sorts. This is a point of view I happen to agree with.

    Some posts in the past have been very dismissive of CFS, along the lines of "it's not a well-defined disease, it's complaining people, etc."

    This particular poster (there are several contributors to this blog) seems much more open-minded than that. The poster is a clinician who is genuinely confused about CFS (and someone has already pointed out to him that "Chronic Fatigue" is not appropriate for his headline) and is interested in the new research. He has gotten as far as the Alter/Lo paper, but doesn't seem to have any further info from the XMRV workshop this week.

    If someone with more energy than I have today would like to comment on this blog, I would suggest BRING THE SCIENCE - this is a very good blog with a very high caliber of science-minded commenters, and a good opportunity to spread the word about the current state of the science.

    ETA: And Crislip "gets it" about the CDC definition being a mess. Hooray!
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

    Thanks for the link - it's a thoughtful piece. I found him open-minded and balanced.

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