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Trial by Error

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$66,588
102%
Raised toward our $65,000 Goal
545 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 11:55 PM PDT
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Only one more week of these messages...

May 25, 2024

So far, the campaign has 131 gifts from the UK, 79 from the US, 31 from Australia, 25 from Norway, and 19 from the Netherlands. After that, there are 8 from Canada, 7 each from Germany and Denmark, 4 from New Zealand, 2 from Ireland and Switzerland, and one each from France, Belgium, Finland and Mexico.

So where will the remaining gifts come from??? If you've been waiting to donate, now's the time! 

Here's the link: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/42302

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE "READ UPDATE" BUTTON BELOW. THAT GOES TO A PREVIOUS AND COMPLETED CAMPAIGN.

May crowdfunder at 59% of the goal, with 9 days left...

May 22, 2024

Every time I have done one of these crowdfunders, I have fretted that it won't reach the goal. But it has always worked out in the end. I've learned by now not to fret as much during the middle-of-the-month doldrums. There always seems to be a bit of a rush at the end.

To donate this time, here's the link: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/42302

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE "READ UPDATE" BUTTON BELOW. THAT GOES TO A PREVIOUS AND COMPLETED CAMPAIGN.

May crowdfunder enters second half closing in on 50% of the goal...

May 18, 2024

Over the years, I have appreciated the steady support of so many patients, carers and advocates in these crowdfunding campaigns, which I know can be really tiresome. Each time, I send off a batch of individual thank you messages, although I never get to nearly as many people as I hope. In any event, I have always been touched and humbled by the hundreds of donations. 

Last November's campaign received 462 donations. So far this month, the campaign has received 228--just under half the number at the midway point. Thanks to all past and current donors!!

To donate to this month's campaign, here's the link:

https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/42302

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE "READ UPDATE" BUTTON BELOW. THAT GOES TO A PREVIOUS AND COMPLETED CAMPAIGN.

 

Berkeley's May crowdfunder reaches 25% of the goal...

May 09, 2024

This week, Pete Judo, a behavioral scientist and popular podcaster, demolished the PACE trial, with  my help. The video has had almost 20,000 views since Pete posted it yesterday.

i also spoke with one of the organizers of next week's online UniteToFight conference about Long Covid and ME/CFS.

Here is the link to donate to this month's campaign: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/42302

(Please don't click the READ UPDATE button below--that goes to a previous campaign.)

May crowdfunding off too a good start...

May 03, 2024

Thanks again for your past support! This is the link for this month's crowdfunding: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/42302

As many know, this is the least favorite part of what I do...but it has allowed me to pursue this project for the last several years. I have been blown away by the generosity of the community in providing this essential support. This campaign has already reached 7& of the goal after the first two full days of the month--a good start!--David 

Mt Sinai's David Putrino on why Long Covid is not functional neurological disorder...

November 27, 2023

Besides blogging, writing letters to journals, and related activities, i've been posting a lot of video interviews this year as well. The most widely viewed video has been this discussion with Dr David Putrino, a neuroscientist and physical therapist at Mt Sinai, about why long Covid is not functional neurological disorder.  

November's crowdfunder has a few days remaining. If you'd like to support my work this time around, please use this link: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/40018

DO NOT CLICK ON THE "READ UPDATE" BUTTON BELOW! THAT'S A DEFAULT LINK THAT GOES TO A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN.

Thanks much!--David


Berkeley's November crowdfunder has 10 days left...

November 19, 2023

Earlier this year, the journal Work published an analysis I co-wrote with Dr Mark Vink about how graded exercise therapy and cognitive behavior therapy do not improve employment outcomes in ME/CFS. Although the GET/CBT promoters have spent years telling disability insurers and government agencies that these interventions get patients back to work, a review of the data showed otherwise.

If you'd like to donate to November's crowdfunding campaign and help me continue to cover events in this field, please use this link:  

https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/40018

DO NOT CLICK ON THE "READ UPDATE" BUTTON BELOW! THAT'S A DEFAULT LINK THAT GOES TO A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN.

Thanks much!--David

The Dutch CBT promoters keep publishing awful studies!...To fight back, support Trial By Error's November campaign.

November 12, 2023

Here's my latast post--about a seriously flawed meta-analysis of terrible studies of CBT for ME/CFS, conducted by Dutch leaders of the CBT/GET ideological brigades. It's a mess, as usual--and it is disturbing that journals continue to publish this sort of crap.

To donate to the current campaign and help me push back against this nonsense, please use this link:  

https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/40018

DO NOT CLICK ON THE "READ UPDATE" BUTTON BELOW! THAT'S A DEFAULT LINK THAT GOES TO A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN.

Thanks much!--David

November 2023 Campaign for Berkeley's "Trial By Error" Project Now Launched

November 01, 2023

Dear Past Supporter of Trial By Error:

Usually I've done the fall crowdfunding in October; this year November worked better with my schedule. In addition to launching this campaign today, I also learned that a letter rebutting inflated claims about the prevalence of functional neurological disorder has been accepted for publication. You can read a pre-print of the letter here.

TO DONATE TO THE CURRENT CAMPAIGN, PLEASE USE THIS LINK:

https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/40018

DO NOT CLICK ON THE "READ UPDATE" BUTTON BELOW! THAT'S A DEFAULT LINK THAT GOES TO A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN.

Thanks much for the support!--David

 

Goal reached!!!

April 30, 2023

Thanks to all of you, this month's goal was reached sometime overnight (California time)--when I got up this morning, it had passed the 100% mark. This project has been among the most rewarding I have ever worked on, and I am very touched that the patient/advocacy communities have made that possible by supporting my project. 

Thanks again. As I have said, I've always tried to provide a decent return-on-investment, and I appreciate being provided with the opportunity to continue my work.--David



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