Headhunter On the Prowl

Posted by Cort Johnson Hachet Woman – Hilary Johnson is doing what she does so well-she’s taking heads. She’s never been about ‘support’, she was an investigative journalist after all. Her metier has always been holding up a bogeyman and then cutting it’s head off. Born with a golden pen her darting, evocative and often voluptuous prose engulfed a community

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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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Kim McCleary On the CDC’s Five Year Plan

Posted by Cort Johnson “I was sitting there yesterday (during the CDC presentation) feeling like my head was going to blow off my shoulders” The CFID’s Association of America has been leading the way on the CDC review. Kim McCleary sits through every CFSAC meeting – not an easy task in that often mostly empty room – and takes notes.

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Dr. Reeves at the CFSAC: Too Little Too Late?

Posted by Cort Johnson Dr. Reeves produced the five year plan for the CDC’s CFS research team.  He was in his element.  He seemed sincere and open; patients think of him as something of an ogre but you’d never get sight of that in his presentations.  Kim McCleary later noted that he’s a master at the art of presentation.  But one suspects

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IACFS: MIA or A Force? – The CDC Review

Posted by Cort Johnson The patient community and the CFIDs Association of America showed up for the comment session on the CDC’s CFS research effort but the research community didn’t. Except for Staci Stevens and Dr. Klimas and a brief statement on behalf of the IACFS/ME no other researchers spoke. Time for the IACFS/ME To Step Up – The review

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Systemic Change Needed: CAA Hits CDC Again

Posted by Cort Johnson “The CDC’s CFS research group has lost it’s mojo” Kim McCleary Patient anger towards the CDC’s CFS research effort has been high for many years and the patient comments provided many heartfelt and cogent critiques of the group at the public comments meeting but the CFID’s Association of America is in a different position. For one,

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