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Trial By Error: An Australian Exchange With Professor Sharpe

Thursday 8 November 2018


From Virology Blog:



Trial By Error: An Australian Exchange with Professor Sharpe

By David Tuller, DrPH
8 November 2018

Below is an exchange between members of the Australian ME/CFS community and Professor Michael Sharpe. The open letter from patients and advocates was prompted by a tweet this week from Professor Sharpe that many considered offensive. He has since deleted it. This post includes the initial tweet as well as the open letter and Professor Sharpe’s response.


On November 3, Professor Michael Sharpe engaged in the following Twitter exchange:




On November 6, members of the Australian ME/ CFS Community sent Professor Sharpe an open letter expressing their concerns about his tweet. He responded the following day, noting that the tweet had not referenced anyone in particular but that he would delete it “given your feeling of offence, which was not intended.” His full response is included after the open letter.


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