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I sat down with David Tuller for an in-depth discussion of how he arrived in the ME/CFS space, his ongoing work debunking the farcical PACE trial, it's Australian impact, the difficulties publishing good journalism on the topic, and his plans for the future.
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4:11 - Interview starts 3:38 - Q1: What brought you to our sunny shores and how has your trip been so far? 5:52 - Q2: What originally sparked your interest in ME/CFS? 7:13 - Q3: Any reason you post on Virology blog as opposed to making your own blog? 18:48 - Q4: Your work is currently made financially possible through crowd-funding? 26:58 - Q5: I can imagine crowd-funding has the potential to be both stressful and rewarding? 30:37 - Q6: Why do you think the PACE authors and the Lancet are so defiant in the face such rigorous, sustained criticism? 33:24 - Q7: Adapted from Reddit user u/ASABM: What corrections would you like to see made in the PACE trial's published papers or is outright retraction the only proper solution? 35:00 - Q8: What do you make of certain researchers attempts to paint themselves as freedom-fighting martyrs in response to the careful criticism that to my mind are leveled not against them specifically but rather against the studies they've published? 36:22 - Q9: Under my specialists instructions, I'm still following the adaptive pacing principles as outlined by the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic. I understand you're talking to people like myself who've undertaken the same program. What kind of things have you been hearing so far? 41:38 - Q10: Do you think there's a way for the ME/CFS community to bridge the gap between us and those who endorse PACE? 43:23 - Q11: What are your priorities for the year ahead? (From Reddit user u/JosephStash) 45:31 - Q12: What should ME activists be highlighting to the public in order to raise our profile? (From Reddit user u/JosephStash) 48:32 - Q13: Are you aware of anyone else in our Parliament that may be receptive to our cause? (From Reddit user u/JameseyJones) 50:18 - Q14: How do you think we can recruit more journalists like you to investigate and report accurately on ME/CFS? 54:55 - Q15: How did you become such a bad ass mofo? (From Reddit user u/travellingbrooke)