Here We Go Again: The Media Try to Make Sense of New Scientific Research Findings About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

 

One of my most stimulating and enriching affiliations is serving as a senior fellow at Hunter College’s Center for Health Media and Policy (CHMP). Yesterday, in light of the new research findings that seem to suggest a connection between a newly discovered retrovirus and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I posted some comments on CHMP’s web site.

Yet again, we are challenged to see new scientific research findings in all their complexity and to avoid media coverage that jumps to conclusions or oversimplifies.

One study, however important, does not settle a complex question.

But if you have any interest in the issue of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it’s worth a look.