This week, Chicago Tribune health reporter Trine Tsouderos wrote two articles about CFS and XMRV, and on Wednesday (June 9) she conducted an online chat about CFS on the Tribune’s “TribNation” site. Monday’s article, “Hope outrunning science on chronic fatigue syndrome,” drew mixed, but passionate, responses from people in the CFS community in comments posted to the Tribune’s site and in CFS discussion groups.
A short piece titled, “CFS in science and on the web: A study in contrasts,” also served as an invitation to participate in the live chat conducted at noon on Wednesday. The log of questions from CFS patients and Trine’s replies is archived on the TribNation site. Her answers and comments reveal compassion for patients’ experiences and a strong familiarity with the details of the studies conducted so far into CFS and XMRV. She and TribNation manager James Janega promised more coverage of CFS.
Links to the recent Chicago Tribune coverage:
- "The push and pull over a chronic fatigue syndrome study: A paper that linked a retrovirus to the disease brought a rush of hope from patients, then a second wave of skepticism,"
Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2010
- "Hope outrunning science," Seattle Times, June 11, 2010
- Web chat log, June 9, 2010
- “Hope outrunning science on CFS,” posted June 7, 2010 online, printed on page 8 in the June 8, 2010 edition:
- “CFS in science and on the web: A study in contrasts,” June 7, 2010:
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