The 10 year review of the CDC’s CFS Research program is winding up. They’ve taken an internal look and an external look at the program and an un-solicited outside look . They liked the external look – it glossed over many of the more substantial problems with the program – and were likely horrified at the ‘outside look’ they got from a very angry CFID’s Association of America.
Now they want your opinion. Not very badly that’s for sure; they announced the meeting for the outside community to chime in not long before it was to take place (April 27th).… Read More
Most Remarkable Achievement (of the Decade) – As funding at the NIH and CDC plummets a major research/treatment center, the Whittemore-Peterson Neuro-Immune Institute – begins to rise out of the deserts of Nevada just over the hill from Incline Village. The WPI is a testament to the tenacious commitment of three people; Annette and Harvey Whittemore and Dr. Dan Peterson.
Most Dramatic Moment: Kim McCleary of the CFIDS Association of America stands up in a federal advisory committee meeting (CFSAC) and rakes the CDC’s CFS research program over the coals for mismanagement, for squandering funds and poor productivity.… Read More