Thanks so much for being a past supporter of the Trial By Error project!!
After a week, this month's campaign has reached 25% of the goal. The funds go to Berkeley's Center for Global Public Health and cover the costs of my position. I would definitely prefer to have been able to find support for my work through standard academic channels and funding streams, but that has not been possible.
Trial By Error is dedicated to exposing problematic research on ME (including ME/CFS, CFS, etc), and so-called "medically unexplained symptoms." I have also been reporting on long Covid, since the folks who brought you the GET/CBT approach for ME are trying to do the same with this worldwide phenomenon. So I have more work to do!!
I had thought of winding down this project after the release last October of the new ME/CFS guidelines from the UK's National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, which rescinded the previous CBT/GET recommendations. But the efforts to psychologize and impose the CBT/GET regimen on long Covid patients is terrible news not only for them but for ME patients as well. I'm doing my best to reveal the flaws in this research as well as ongoing ME research and make sure the focus is on proper science.
If you would like to support Trial By Error again, here's the link:
TO DONATE, PLEASE USE THE ABOVE LINK!
(DO NOT CLICK ON THE "READ UPDATE" BUTTON BELOW! That default button is automatically included in this message and will take you to last fall's completed campaign--not to the page for donating now.)
Thanks much for your support!--David