David Tuller

Trial By Error: Yet Another ME-Related Death

By David Tuller, DrPH It has been a season of loss. Two weeks ago, I posted an obituary for the much-loved ME patient advocate Beth Mazur, who co-founded #MEAction and suffered with the disease for years. Last October, I posted tributes to Celine Corsius from her parents and brother; Celine ...

Trial By Error: Debate Over Recent Citation of Arguably Fraudulent PACE Trial

By David Tuller, DrP *This post includes a correction, which is noted in the text. Having a discussion about the PACE trial with someone who still maintains it was a well-conducted study is like debating the 2020 election with a Trumper who insists that Biden lost. These two distinct groups ...

Trial By Error: Interview with Dr Rob Wüst about New Study of Muscle Abnormalities in Long Covid

By David Tuller, DrPH In early January, Nature Communications published a Dutch study called “Muscle abnormalities worsen after post-exertional malaise in long COVID.” The study caused a buzz among patients, clinicians, and other researchers and generated extensive news coverage. Called. (I wrote a blog post about it here.) The investigators ...

Trial By Error: Reporter Betsy Ladyzhets on Last Week’s US Senate Hearing

By David Tuller, DrPHLast Thursday (January 18th), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions held a hearing called “Addressing Long COVID: Advancing Research and Improving Patient Care.” The bipartisan panel included senators who are also physicians and as well as Democrat Tim Kaine of Virginia, who has been ...

Trial By Error: Obituary for Beth Mazur

By Brian Vastag Beth Anne Mazur, a fierce but unassuming advocate for people with a devastating — and devastatingly neglected — chronic illness, died on Dec. 21, 2023, in the mountains above Santa Fe, N.M. She was 47 years old.  Beth leaves behind a wide circle of dear friends; many ...
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