Author name: David Tuller

Trial By Error: David Putrino on 1) Australian Call to Scrap the Term “Long Covid” and 2) New Pre-Print on Sex Differences in LC

By David Tuller, DrPH Last week, just in time for Long Covid Awareness Day on Friday, the chief health officer of the Australian state of Queensland, John Gerrard, declared that the term “Long Covid” should be dropped. He based his argument on Queensland survey data suggesting that rates of prolonged disability after Covid-19 are similar …

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Trial By Error: Professor Chris Ponting on the NIH’s Findings and the Latest on the Genome-Wide Association Study Update

By David Tuller, DrPH When the US National Institutes of Health released its lengthy ME/CFS study last month with much fanfare and publicity, the London-based Science Media Centre asked Professor Chris Ponting, among other experts, to provide comment. The study–“Deep phenotyping of post-infectious myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome”–was published by Nature Communications. It included in-depth findings …

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Trial By Error: Guardian Columnist George Monbiot Calls Out the GET/CBT Charlatans and the Fraudulent PACE Trial

By David Tuller, DrPH In a blistering take-down published on Tuesday, Guardian columnist George Monbiot indicted Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Professor Michael Sharpe and the rest of the GET/CBT ideological brigades for their decades-long promotion of discredited theories about and bogus research into the cluster of illnesses now being called ME/CFS. Those theories and research …

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Trial By Error: Letter to BMJ Seeking Correction in Study of Long Covid Physical-and-Mental Rehabilitation Program

By David Tuller, DrPH Last month, The BMJ published a study of a rehab intervention for Long Covid in which the authors made claims that were not borne out by the data. The study was called “Clinical effectiveness of an online supervised group physical and mental health rehabilitation programme for adults with post-covid-19 condition (REGAIN …

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Trial By Error: Will MAGENTA’s Null Results Finally End Professor Crawley’s Long ‘Reign of Error’?

By David Tuller, DrPH For years, Professor Esther Crawley, the University of Bristol’s methodologically and ethically challenged ME/CFS investigator, has hoovered up millions of pounds from public and private funders to support her misbegotten research. She achieved this success as a grant magnet despite abundant and easily available evidence that she was violating core principles …

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Trial By Error: An Interview with Neuroscientist Michael VanElzakker about the Just-Published and Long-Awaited NIH Study

By David Tuller, DrPH So, okay…The big enchilada from the US National Institutes of Health’s seven-year, $8-million, under-recruited and over-hyped study—”Deep phenotyping of post-infectious myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome”–was published last week in Nature Communications. It would be fair to describe the ensuing public debate over this massive text-and-data dump as spirited. (NIH press release here; …

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