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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 *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 Last week, I wrote two posts–here and here–about a new Norwegian study in JAMA Network Open that was essentially designed not …

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Trial By Error: Top Lightning Process Proponent Privately Lobbied for Approval of Norway’s LP Study

By David Tuller, DrPH *Two corrections had been made in the text below. The NEM committee has 12 members, not nine, as I originally wrote. And when Dr Flottorp wrote her letter, it was not while the NEM committee was considering the proposed Lightning Process trial, as I originally wrote, but before it had progressed …

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Trial By Error: Norwegian CBT/GET Ideologues Take Aim at Critics Who Reject Their Views

By David Tuller, DrPH [*See correction in third paragraph] Three Norwegian researchers recently published an attack on critics of cognitive behavior therapy and graded exercise therapy as treatments for ME. The article, called “Facts and Myths about ME,” was published by the news organization Aftenposten. The authors, from the Scandinavian arm of the CBT/GET ideological …

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Trial By Error: Deja Vu All Over Again with Proposed Lightning Process Study in Norway

By David Tuller, DrPH It’s déjà vu all over again in Norway with the Lightning Process (LP). Earlier this month, a national research ethics authority, NEM, postponed a decision on a proposed LP trial until at least June. The trial has already been approved by a regional committee. The NEM had been expected to decide …

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Trial By Error: My Letter Responding to Norway Health Leader’s Efforts to Denigrate My “Activist” Work

By David Tuller, DrPH Updated on March 2, 2022: Yesterday I received a thoughtful note from Professor Miek Jong in response to my recent letter to her (see below) regarding the effort on the part of a leading Norwegian doctor to denigrate my work by describing me as an “activist.” I have sent Professor Jong …

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Trial By Error: BMJ Retracts Music Therapy-CBT Study, But…

By David Tuller, DrPH *October is crowdfunding month at Berkeley. I conduct this project as a senior fellow in public health and journalism and the university’s Center for Global Public Health. If you would like to support the project, here’s the place: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/22602 I have written many posts this year about a Norwegian study of cognitive …

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