Category Archives: Political Advocacy

A Bumpy Road Or A Seismic Cataclysm That Has Tainted CFS Science And The CFS Community — We Need To Get To The Bottom Of It

A Bumpy Road Or A  Seismic Cataclysm That Has Tainted CFS Science And The CFS Community — We Need To Get To The Bottom Of It By John Herd January 28, 2012 In the perfect world science should be pure. … Continue reading

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The Heat Of Medical Politics

The Heat Of Medical Politics By John Herd 6/23/2011 Author’s note: Having worked in an allied medical research career working with researchers, clinicians and hospital administrators I’ve seen a great deal of medical politics at play. It is from those observations garnered … Continue reading

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Stepping Into Another’s Shoes

Stepping Into Another’s Shoes By John Herd 5/25/2011 Imagine for a moment you are not a CFS patient, and you’re not tuned in to Co-Cure, the various CFS related discussion forums or Facebook pages. Imagine yourself maybe being a doctor … Continue reading

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Herdism For The Day

Herdism For The Day When Stephen Hawking was asked about the joys of scientific discovery he said, “I wouldn’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer.” Apparently he wasn’t talking about when you are screwed by poorly conducted science. … Continue reading

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NIH’s CFS Theme Song

NIH’s CFS Theme Song To the tune of Simon & Garfunkel’s Fifty Ninth Street Bridge song (Feeling Groovy) ———————Slow down, a crawl’s too fast We gotta make this saga last Slow down, a crawl’s too fast For now let’s just … Continue reading

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The Transforming Faces of the CFIDS Association of America

The Transforming Faces of the CFIDS Association of America by John Herd johnherd@johnherd.com In the early years of the CFIDS Association of America (CAA) the organization was a dynamic organization, doing its best to represent and help patients. As Kim … Continue reading

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CFS Infighting On Steroids

By John Herd The nasty contentiousness happening on some ME/CFS on-line forums, and metastasizing over into Facebook pages and email is revolting. People have become rabid, stalking victims in packs. Such things as truth, objectivity, civility, and accountability are being discarded in … Continue reading

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