Trial By Error: A Terrific Piece about ME/CFS on Australian TV

By David Tuller, DrPH

SBS, a national TV network in Australian, featured a 12-minute segment last night on a show called The Feed. It was already in the works when I got here, so my visit was timely. I didn’t expect to cry during my interview, but, well, I did. As a journalist, I immediately knew that moment would be featured in the segment. It’s a compelling and heartbreaking look at the difficulties people here confront in obtaining the benefits and support they need to manage their lives as best as possible, given their severe disabilities.

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  • Kate Herbert 5 April 2018, 6:29 pm

    So thankful for David’s work and the doors he has been able to open here in Australia that patients have been banging on.