I send an email.. if anyone else sends then and maybe adds the important links i havent (wall street journal blog or whatever) would be great.
The mail i sent was (its not great but at least it's something
"Readers: Do you have any personal experience related to the relationship between science and politics in federal agencies -- and how that has or hasn't changed since the Bush era? E-mail Dan Froomkin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Im in Australia and your science and politics affects even those over here, it affects the world!. I say this due to what has been going on with the CDC for past 25 years and some science corruption. Ask those with the deabiliting illness called chronic fatigue syndrome.
Not just in the past due the CDC interfere twice in CFS false research or corruption, but they've just done it again (or those in a government department even higher. the HHS)
The FDA and the NHI were about to have a scientific study published, it had been accepted by a good scientific journal. The CDC thou at the very last minute before it was published, asked for the journal to hold the study as the FDA and NHI study had the opposite results to the failed CDC study and the CDC said conflicting studies shouldnt be published and hence this all needed to be sorted out before publication.
Then a very short time later (days???), the CDC publishes it's so called replication study which wasnt even a true replication study, while the FDA/NHI study which the whole scienctific community is waiting to see as well as CFS patients all over the world is now still on hold.
Is this all due to the new American health reform?? Maybe they do not want a health crisis the postive studies would of caused, not enough funding??? If you research and compare to other illnesses, CFS is one of the lowest funded illnesses, i think governments and insurance companies do not want this to be a "real illness" but rather something in peoples heads as it's much cheaper to then deal with. Why has politics clearly come before science once again in the cause of CFS?
I'm not great at telling the whole story but all the evidence is out there. Even Wall street journal blog has been writing about it.. and the science journal.
(CDC's history with CFS.. 1996 ABC PrimeTime Live report)
Tanya ***** (Australia).