By David Tuller, DrPH
A couple of times a year, Berkeley offers campus projects an opportunity to crowdfund on the university’s platform. So unlike last year, when I used a third-party site, this time my ME/CFS project is crowdfunding money directly into Berkeley. That saves a lot of hassle, and it also means less money lost in fees.
I want to thank Berkeley for its strong support for my ongoing efforts to debunk bad science, and to the Center for Global Public Health in particular for providing me with a campus home. I also want to thank colleagues at the School of Public Health, who reviewed the PACE trial at my request, were unanimously shocked at its flaws, and encouraged me to pursue the project in the first place. The PACE trial is now used in Berkeley graduate epidemiology seminars as a terrific example of terrible research. So it has become a great pedagogical tool, although that hardly makes up for all the damage it has caused.
My project has long since moved beyond its initial focus on PACE. I am trying to address multiple aspects of the issue in multiple countries, so it’s a lot to cover! And once again I need your help. Berkeley opened its crowdfunding platform for a “soft launch” several days ago; yesterday, April 1st, was the “hard launch.”
It goes without saying that I really appreciate every donation, no matter how large or small. I know how much patients have suffered under the yoke of the CBT/GET cult. That has to end, and sooner rather than later.
Here’s my crowdfunding page.