Virology blog, by David Tuller, 2 Aug 2017: Trial by Error: The Science Media Centre’s Desperate Efforts to Defend PACE
This week, the Journal of Health Psychology published a special issue containing a raft of commentaries on the PACE trial. Most of them slammed the study for its many, many unacceptable flaws. Not surprisingly, Sir Simon Wessely’s lackeys at the Science Media Centre immediately posted three comments from “experts” lauding the trial and criticizing the JHP commentaries. I thought it might be helpful to deconstruct these rather pathetic efforts at defending the indefensible.
I’ve posted all three statements below, followed by my comments. I decided to keep them relatively brief, although I could have gone on much longer.