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Michael Sharpe skewered by @JohntheJack on Twitter

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Indigophoton, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A student of his (from MIT), Danny Hollis, is on twitter.
     
  2. Suffolkres

    Suffolkres Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you so m uch for raising my pet issue which I discussed with NICE this week- They denied any reference to this in recent NICE Surveillance work- I know otherwise!
     
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  3. Graham

    Graham Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I've just read through all of this again, but can't find a comment on Twitter by Michael Sharpe along the lines of the PACE trial "just being a trial". Am I imagining it?
     
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  4. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    You mean this one?

     
  5. Graham

    Graham Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's the one! Thanks. How do you manage to find things like that?
     
  6. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I don't know how @Esther12 found it but here's the advanced search link that I often use when I want to find something on twitter:

    https://twitter.com/search-advanced?lang=en
     
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  7. Graham

    Graham Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks @ahimsa , but the truth is that I've known @Esther12 for a long time now and can confidently report it is simply the result of a colossal brain, unbelievable organizational skills, and a susceptibility to flattery. (Only two of those are true)
     
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  8. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Nah, it was just 'advanced search'. That's all it has ever been...
     
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  9. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Can only assume that Sharpe is being unintentionally (and doubly) ironic here.

    First he posts this
    Screen Shot 2019-04-23 at 08.48.41.png
    which can be read here for anybody interested, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2731897

    and then posts this
    Screen Shot 2019-04-23 at 08.48.19.png

    or maybe he's trying to be useful, he posts a link to something that could have helped stop his medical misinformation, and then he finds another example of misinformation and shares it as an example? (No, I don't believe any of that either.)
     
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  10. Woolie

    Woolie Committee member

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    Oh god, its so transparent! Sharpe trying to imply that any scepticism directed at his research is due to "misinformation".

    I think its rather obvious he has no real understanding of the material in this paper, probably hasn't even read it. He just retweets things based on the sound of them alone, whether they enhance his twitter "image".

    Who's game to ask if he's read the paper?
     
  11. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sharpe should continue tweeting about the lightning process. :D

    It makes him look like a raving quack. I think it also reveals how he really sees CFS: as choice and all in the mind.
     
  12. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The article he tweeted is by a girl in England who 'recovered' after 3 years using 'graded activity' which, from her description, sounds a lot like pacing having been off school for a year and a half (post glandular fever).



    maybe someone could ask him what happened to the
    PACE 10 year follow-up: feasibility study
    https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and...ies/pace-10-year-follow-up-feasibility-study/

    eta: also,there is no point getting the data if you won't share it!
     
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  13. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh good, MS is back on twitter. Only a matter of time before he shoots himself in the foot again.
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    No point in getting the data because they stuffed up the randomisation. Any further outcomes data would be meaningless.
     
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  15. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    but it's not just a trial.............it's an MS trial (queue music)
     
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    :rofl:
     
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