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Who is Simon Wessely?

Discussion in 'Psychosomatic news - ME/CFS and Long Covid' started by Sly Saint, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. MEMarge

    MEMarge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Alternative version of above:

    I am a performer, here is a wide-ranging list to show how important I am.
     
  2. Adam pwme

    Adam pwme Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  3. Lou B Lou

    Lou B Lou Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    'King's Centre for Military Health Research 15 Year Report - summary of our scientific work'
    https://www.academia.edu/2386138/Ki..._Year_Report_-_summary_of_our_scientific_work

    September 2010
    Page 15:
    ' ..... We have suggested looking at Gulf War illness in a similar fashion to the way we think about illnesses such as CFS, irritable bowel syndrome and other unexplained syndromes, and to think more about why veterans are either staying ill or not getting better, putting to one side the vexed question of what started the problem in the first place”


    KCMHR is led by Professor Simon Wessely who is the Vice Dean, Academic Psychiatry, Teaching and Training at the IoPPN and also heads the Department of Psychological Medicine, and Professor Christopher Dandeker in the Department of War Studies is co-director.
     
  4. Lou B Lou

    Lou B Lou Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    • 10th July 2022

    ''COVER UP' Gulf war veterans set to take government to court in billion-pound legal battle over illnesses caused by their service'

    'GULF war veterans are set to take the government to court in a billion-pound legal battle over illnesses caused by their service.

    Ex-troops have launched the landmark group action after compiling evidence showing vaccines led to them suffering Gulf War illnesses.

    Gulf war veterans are set to take the government to court in a billion-pound legal battle over illnesses caused by their service

    Solicitor Hilary Meredith-Beckham – married to David Beckham’s Dad, Ted – is leading the High Court action on behalf of campaign group Justice for Veterans.

    It comes after new evidence - including military medical records showing vaccines caused so-called Gulf War Syndrome - came to light.

    Research shows troops from only five countries – the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Denmark - of the 36-nation coalition opposing Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait suffered significant levels of illness.

    Those countries all vaccinated their personnel when they arrived in the Gulf, meant to protect from chemical and biological weapons.

    And Justice for Veterans founder Gavin Roberts, 52 – a Lance Corporal who saw frontline action in the 1991 conflict – accused governments of “delay, deny until they die” tactics.

    Around 17,000 UK personnel – a third of the 51,000 who served - have suffered ailments including chronic fatigue, PTSD, joint pain, breathing problems, headaches, insomnia, mood swings and memory loss..... '

    continues...


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/19149230/gulf-war-veterans-government-court/
     
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  5. Helene

    Helene Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm surprised to see that Simon Wessely did a Masters and Doctorate in epidemiology. Bit hard to reconcile this or am I missing something?

    'He did pre-clinical at Trinity Hall Cambridge, with a BA in History of Art, and then BM BCH at University College Oxford. His Masters and Doctorate are in epidemiology."

    https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/professor-sir-simon-wessely
     
  6. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Many were vaccinated before they left for the gulf.
    Many had vaccines that were not licensed here, but used in other countries, probably due to numbers involved. At the time there were rumours re squalene - I don't know how founded these were.

    Some were vaccinated and never shipped out. One such person won a legal case years ago for pension rights as he had an illness which was attributed to vaccination - he never set foot in the gulf

    There is an atrocious suicide rate in ex service personnel for a variety of reasons. The gulf war has an unenviable reputation of having more service personnel die in the 10 years or so afterwards than in the war itself . I do wonder how having an illness that is constantly denied would play into those figures.
     
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  8. MEMarge

    MEMarge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I cannot Like the above
     
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    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    Have a look at the twitter thread. After a long list of congratulatory tweets, there are some critical ones.
     
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  10. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I hope he gets named and blamed personally. He sure deserves the credit. Can't accept the flowers and refuse the pot.
     
  11. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It looks as though they elect 50 or 51 per year. Why has it taken so long?
     
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  12. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Does this signal potential retirement?
    A bit like officers in military tend to be" promoted" around 2 years before they retire ?
     
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  13. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Unfortunately often these sort of roles people continue on in as long as they are well enough to do so.
     
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