Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Webdog, Jan 2, 2018.
BBC covers the realities of living with ME.
A good article I thought. The writer is on Twitter if anybody wants to send any positive messages to them, https://twitter.com/Mobeen_Azhar
Unbelievably good article for the BBC website, who usually completely ignore M.E. Can't find one thing to grumble about here. Now what am I going to do?
You could complain about not having anything to grumble about?
I can grumble "People do get better from this illness"
While technically true the remission rate of people who have had it for 5 years or more i would guess probably something like 5%. Meaning a 95% chance of having this for life. 95% non remission rate would make a lot more impact.
Otherwise the article looks unimpeachable (not that i actually read all of it, i can only skim it currently).
The phrase "treatment he needed" implies that an M.E. sufferer can go to a doctor and the doctor will say "It's M.E., you need this treatment" and offer something useful, which is very far from most M.E. sufferers' experience.
I'm happy now. You just have to look hard enough for something to grumble about. I woke up in a good mood this morning for some reason, sorry, normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.
I don't call it grumbling, i call it fact checking
Oh great, now I've got some nit-picking to grumble about. Today's just getting better and better.
I assume you would agree its better then alternative fact checking
I think it's an excellent article. Yes, he talks about treatment, but it's clear from his continuing level of disability that the treatment is, sadly, not enabling him to lead anything like a normal life. He may be talking about symptomatic treatment and possibly antivirals etc which seem to help some people.
Well done BBC, for once.
Great article. Healthy people I know are sharing it which is brilliant.
Just to add to Andy's request - please invite him to join us here Twitterers.
I'll be here all week. And maybe next week too.
Just seen it too and thought it was VG. Have messaged the author on FB to thank him.
Is the BBC trying to reposition itself toward the good side of ME/CFS journalism at last? Common sense (or maybe just self preservation) finally filtering through? Maybe before so much of its atrocious non-coverage gets exposed for what it has been ... lip-service spoon-fed regurgitation of BPS propaganda. I wonder if Jen Brea's tweet asking what is going on with the UK media might even have helped?
Blimey! I doubt that was sourced from the SMC. Has the BBC made a New Year's resolution or something? ... Change to the winning side?
Call me cynical but i doubt it, probably just luck an open minded reporter got this story.
I really meant is it forseeing that the truth is in the process of being exposed, and that the BBC will itself be exposed as part of the truth-suppression mechanism that has existed for so long. Maybe they are trying to sidle over to the winning side ... and hope nobody notices. We are fellow cycnics .
Too complicated, Occam's razor and all
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