Dr David Tuller: What I’ve Read Recently–Yong, Jason, Prior & Lowenstein, & Eliot Smith


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Trial By Error: What I’ve Read Recently–Yong, Jason, Prior & Lowenstein, & Eliot Smith

3 October 2022 by David Tuller 2 Comments
By David Tuller, DrPH

*October is crowdfunding month at UC Berkeley. If you like my work, consider making a tax-deductible donation to Berkeley’s School of Public Health to support the Trial By Error: project: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/33528

Almost seven years ago—in October, 2015–Virology Blog published my 15,000-word investigation of the arguably fraudulent PACE trial. (Thanks, Professor Racaniello!). At the time, no one but patients and a few clinicians cared about ME/CFS—at that point mostly called chronic fatigue syndrome. Besides continuing to blog about it, I’ve published some other articles here and there: an opinion piece for The New York Times (co-written with Julie Rehmeyer), a lengthy narrative investigation for the online science magazine Undark, and a few pieces for STAT, the well-read health-and-data site. For the most part, however, editors at mainstream publications weren’t too interested, to put it kindly.