Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Government health officials are still trying to deny that ME/CFS is a serious infectious disease
What makes this case even more unusual is that the Alter/Lo paper had already been accepted by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences when it was pulled.
I interviewed the journal's editor-in-chief, Randy Schekman, for CFS Central.
He said that putting a paper on hold had occurred only one other time that he knew of in his nearly four-year tenure at the journal.
Given these highly unusual events, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome community is concerned that government health officials have been behaving more like politicians than scientists.
Indeed, Bill Reeves, the former head of CFS research at the CDC, told the New York Times after the Mikovits paper came out: ... Read more>>