A Response to Call for “A New Paradigm” for Long Covid in Lancet Respiratory Medicine
By David Tuller, DrPH Update, Feb 3rd: After less than 24 hours, our letter was rejected by the journal. Here’s the message I received: Dear Dr Tuller, Thank you for your recent submission to The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. We have now had time to consider your manuscript and unfortunately, on this occasion, we have decided not […]
The Lancet Publishes Whine de Coeur from Impassioned GET/CBT Defenders
By David Tuller, DrPH The Lancet has just published an anguished whine de coeur from supporters of the graded exercise therapy/cognitive behavior therapy/ [GET/CBT] approach to ME/CFS. (Or CFS/ME, as these authors insist on calling the illness in what those familiar with the debate will recognize as a childish fit of pique.) These impassioned members […]
Happy Tenth Anniversary, PACE Trial!
By David Tuller, DrPH It’s been ten years since The Lancet published the first results of the PACE trial. Wow! Ten years ago, I was 54 and still a graduate student in public health at UC Berkeley. I was also busy writing stories for The New York Times about the mouse retrovirus study that had […]
An open letter to The Lancet, again
On November 13th, five colleagues and I released an open letter to The Lancet and editor Richard Horton about the PACE trial, which the journal published in 2011. The study’s reported findings–that cognitive behavior therapy and graded exercise therapy are effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome–have had enormous influence on clinical guidelines for the illness. Last October, Virology […]
More Nonsense from The Lancet Psychiatry
By David Tuller, DrPH David Tuller is academic coordinator of the concurrent masters degree program in public health and journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. The PACE authors have long demonstrated great facility in evading questions they don’t want to answer. They did this in their response to correspondence about the original 2011 Lancet paper. […]
Did the PACE Trial Really Prove that Graded Exercise Is Safe?
By Julie Rehmeyer and David Tuller, DrPH Julie Rehmeyer is a journalist and Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who has written extensively about ME/CFS. David Tuller is academic coordinator of the concurrent masters degree program in public health and journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Joining me for this episode of our ongoing saga […]