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Dr. Reeves Out at the CDC

Posted by Cort Johnson In a startling announcement on 3pm on Friday the CFIDS Association of America reported that the man who’d vowed to outlast everyone, Dr. Willam Reeves of the CDC, was out and that Dr. Elizabeth Unger was temporarily taking over controls of the CDC’s CFS Research program. Certainly, no one expected this. At the end of the

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2009 In Review

Posted by Cort Johnson EVENTS Biggest Event – what else? XMRV takes the spotlight as no research finding has before, retrovirologists across the world clamor for samples, worry mounts about a tainted blood supply, Hilary Johnson blows into the New York Times Op Ed section, and patients gasp and cross their fingers in hopes that it will all work out. See XMRV

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A Dark Vision

Posted by Cort Johnson Hilary Johnson, beloved CDC headhunter is raking  the CFIDS Association over the coals again.  Once again she’s taking no prisoners. In her last blog on the CAA she called the organization the Bechtel of the CFS community and accused them of inciting a ‘pogrom’. In this blog she proclaims CAA is the CDC and vice versa .

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Atlanta Journalist Smacks the CDC

Posted by Cort Johnson The CDC Problem – The CDC attempted to explain away the patients explosion of frustration at their Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) program as the result of a well organized  plot by the CFID’s Association of America.  They haven’t yet come up with a good explanation for the avalanche of criticism visited upon them by the professional community.  Instead of responding to

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CFSAC Pt I – The Art of Evasion

Posted by Cort Johnson It was as if someone had transported the CFSAC committee to a different planet.  Down from their small perch on at top of the building into the main lobby with the banks of lights shining  down and three cameramen following their every move one wondered if this might be what the future looks like.  The people

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CFSAC Nominations in Play

Posted by Cort Johnson The CFSAC is the  federal advisory committee on chronic fatigue syndrome. It advises the Secretary of Health on the federal response to ME/CFS including research, treatment and disability. Among the agencies it interacts with are the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and the Social Security Administration. FIve slots are open, one of

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CDC Grows MORE Isolated

Posted by Cort Johnson It’s seems that the CDC has  figured this disease out. How else to explain their absence at the 3-day CAA/NIH sponsored brainstorming session recently held at Cold Harbor (“From Infection to Neurometabolism: a Nexus for CFS”). Thirty researchers from across the US and Canada were there but not one showed up from the biggest CFS team-

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CDC Isolation Grows

Posted by Cort Johnson It’s nice that things are going so well over at the CDC CFS Research team – it seems that they’ve figured this disease out. How else to explain their absence at the 3-day CAA/NIH sponsored brainstorming session recently held at Cold Harbor (“From Infection to Neurometabolism: a Nexus for CFS”). Thirty researchers from across the US

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CDC Quickly Breaks First Promise

Posted by Cort Johnson CDC/CFSAC BLOGS #2   International Workshop – Clinical Management of CFS The aim of this workshop (to be held summer 2009) is to establish a collaborative international consortium of investigators who will present and discuss evidence- and practice-based findings related to the treatment, and management of CFS. CDC’s Five Year Strategic Draft Plan – May 2009

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My CDC

Posted by Cort Johnson My CDC team is very different from the present one. My CDC is a true leader in this field; my CDC is at the hub of the ME/CFS research effort, my CDC interacts extensively to benefit all. My CDC is a lean and mean and innovative team that we can all be proud of. What exactly

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