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Trial By Error: Professors Crawley, Chalder & Colleagues Investigate Pediatric Long Covid in Yet Another Study with a Stupid Acronym

By David Tuller, DrPH *April 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/37217 No human being should ever have to read as many papers as I have from Professor Esther Crawley, Bristol University’s methodologically …

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Trial By Error: Why Did the NIH List an Award for Research on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Its List of Spending on ME/CFS?

By David Tuller, DrPH*April 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/37217 Each year, the US National Institutes of Health publishes its “estimates of funding for various research, condition, and disease categories.” These estimates …

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Trial By Error: Further Thoughts on that JAMA Network Open Article and Estimates of Long Covid Prevalence

By David Tuller, DrPH Last week, I wrote two posts–here and here–about a new Norwegian study in JAMA Network Open that was essentially designed not to find differences in the prevalence of prolonged symptoms in patients with and without coronavirus infection confirmed by PCR. The study reported that almost half of the sample in both …

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Trial By Error: What is Recovery Norway’s Role in the JAMA Network Open Study of Long Covid in Young People?

By David Tuller, DrPH*April 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/37217 As I wrote earlier this week, a new study of adolescents and young adults from Norway, published by JAMA Network Open, …

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Trial By Error: An Update on the Missing Ethics Corrections in Multiple Esther Crawley Papers

By David Tuller, DrPH In 2019, the University of Bristol and the UK’s Health Research Authority issued a report about their joint investigation of 11 papers. The lead investigator of all 11 papers was Professor Esther Crawley, Bristol’s methodologically and ethically challenged pediatrician and grant queen. The report recommended that Professor Crawley correct the ethics …

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Trial By Error: GET/CBT Ideologues Revive 1991 Oxford Criteria as Core Definition for Long Covid Research

By David Tuller, DrPH The Collaborative on Fatigue Following Infection, or COFFI, was formed in 2015 to promote the theories and treatment approaches embodied in the now-discredited and arguably fraudulent PACE trial and related research. In a nutshell, PACE and related research promoted the notion that the symptoms of patients with the clinical entity or …

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