Solve ME/CFS had a conversation with Vicky Whittemore of the US National Institutes of Health today regarding some pressing issues, in particular the participation of Brian Walitt in the study and the NIH’s plans for patient involvement.
Dr. Whittemore was receptive to Solve ME/CFS’s opposition to Dr. Walitt’s participation in the study, but said that she has no role in the study design or staffing; that rests with Dr. Nath. Solve reiterated the importance of patient participation to avoid similar missteps.
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It has come to light that a letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement to all vaccination centres and GPs in the UK has omitted advice that health professionals can and should apply their clinical judgement when placing people in group 6. Vaccination of people with underlying health conditions that put them at risk of