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Psychology Today Opinion piece regarding the IOM release

Kati

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This is not pretty. This is a hate piece.

Just when you thought a stake had been driven through the heart of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)(link is external) it comes roaring back, propelled this time by a committee of the Institute of Medicine (part of the National Academy of Sciences). It’s a committee that the CFS patients’ lobby has roped, captured, and hogtied. How the Institute of Medicine could have let itself in for this embarrassment is a mystery. Their report is valueless, junk science at its worst.
And it gets worse from there... Here is the link if you dare.
 
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I'm glad he hates the report so passionately. If he hates it that much, the committee must have done something right with their report! And you know what happened to dinosaurs in the end? They lived in an environment in which they thrived, and when the environment changed, they died out. First signs of extinction?
 
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Gosh, I'm only half way through and I'm speechless. It's full of utter venom, malice and spite. Not to mention the factual inaccuracies and slander running all the way through it.

I don't think they should pull this article. We need it in the public domain as evidence of what we have to put up with. It's unusual for this sort of thing to be said in full public view. Can anyone grab a copy of it before it's taken down?
 

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I'm sure that this article will eventually get pulled, because it is so candid and gives too much exposure the points of view of a certain lobby group.
So I've made a PDF copy for our records. See attached PDF file.
 

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