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VIROLOGY BLOG'S TRIAL BY ERROR: Reporting on ME/CFS

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The Last Three Days--My Stretch Goal of $85,000

April 27, 2018

Thanks to an anonymous $10,000 donation, I reached my initial goal of $75,000, and then I extended it to $85,000. Erica Verillo, a longtime advocate and founder of the American ME and CFS Society, offered a matching grant of subsequent donations, up to a maximum of $5,000. Thanks to this generosity, I'm now within $1,000 of achieving the that second goal, which is of course fantastic. I'm obviously bowled over by the support.

 

In any event, the campaign will be open till the end of the day on April 30th, like the other Berkeley crowdfunding campaigns. Any money over $85,000 will help support my travel expenses and/or slightly increase my percentage time at Berkeley above 50 %. Thanks to all of you. --David

The Home Stretch...

April 16, 2018

I am overwhelmed by the amount of support I have been getting in my efforts to bust the egregiously flawed PACE trial and expose the shenanigans of the CBT/GET ideological brigades.  As many of you know from my ongoing posts on Virology Blog and Facebook, I have been traveling around Australia for the last five weeks hammering home my message--that the PACE trial is a five-million-pound disaster, and that the CBT/GET paradigm for treating ME/CFS is not based on legitimate scientific evidence. I've got ten days left to go on my tour of Oz, which has been a pretty amazing experience so far. 

 

Your generosity has helped me close in on my crowdfunding goal, with two weeks left to go. I plan to send everyone an individual thank-you note once the campaign is over. For now, I hope a group thanks will suffice!--David

 

Here are a couple of radio podcasts--one from Perth and one from Adelaide: 

https://www.6pr.com.au/podcast/u-s-journalist-raising-awareness-for-chronic-fatigue/

http://radioadelaide.org.au/2018/04/15/me-cfs-debunking-medical-myths

 

And here's a TV news segment about the challenges Australians face in accessing disability benefits. I cried a bit while being interviewed: 

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/fighting-disbelief-chronic-fatigue-syndrome

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