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UK Media coverage of NIH/FDA paper
still no comments on dialy mails article - seems a bit unlikely given I know of at least 2 being made
I think that both BB and I posted comments that said, "it's a retrovirus! And it's in the UK blood supply!" so maybe that was a bit too much news for them, who knows... or perhaps they don't consider it a priority story and just haven't got round to releasing the comments... or maybe they think our comments are so stunningly insightful that they want to keep them under wraps and have a huge article about it tomorrow pretending they noticed all that by themselves... or they're on holiday...
I commented to the Daily Mail twice! I thought I had done something wrong when my comment didn't appear so I wrote another short message. That was 8 hours ago? Is nobody in the media in the UK interested or is the whole thing going to be ignored and hope we go away and do more exercise!!
Lack of coverage in the UK is partly because selected health journalists, who might have reported the story, like to have access to a new research paper well before the information enters the public domain - so they have a day or two to chase around and obtain informed comment on the story. Health reporters have finished writing their copy for the next days paper well before 8pm in the evening - so unless there is a real breakthough news item they are not at their desks in the evening. The US press conference at 8pm UK time did not fit in with their working arrangements for printing something on Tuesday and the findings would be 'old news' by Wednesday. In addition, they also had a good headline health story for Tuesday morning relating to people being refused an anti-cancer drug due to a NICE ruling."