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The Establishment Media Has Launched A Vicious 'War' On Chronically Ill People

Wednesday 20 March 2019

 

From The Canary:

 

Millions Missing
 

The establishment media has launched a vicious ‘war’ on chronically ill people

By
19th March 2019
© The Canary 2019

The media has upped the ante on a vicious and abusive war on chronically ill people. Doctors involved in the controversial PACE trial have lashed out, claiming they can’t continue their work because of ‘abuse’ and ‘trolling’ from online activists. Yet, PACE findings left thousands of people in the UK who live with Myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly referred to as ME, without access to effective treatment. What the establishment media failed to report, is that the findings of the PACE trial are flawed, at best.

“Damaging and ineffective”

On March 13, Reuters reported that Professor Michael Sharpe – one of the PACE researchers – claimed he was the victim of “toxic” online abuse. It also reported that other medical professionals, including Professor Simon Wessely, and Per Fink, could no longer continue their work or research into ME. The report claimed they’d been “hounded by complaints and protests from CFS [chronic fatigue syndrome]/ME activists”.

Both the Times and the Mail picked up on Sharpe’s accusations. On 18 March, Sharpe continued to make similar allegations on BBC Radio 4‘s Today show. And by March 19, Dr Mark Porter again reiterated these claims in the Times.

 

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