Tuesday, 19 January 2010


The Daily Mail recently had a ludicrous poll: Do you think ME is a genuine illness? I was, of course, furious, but the DM is always offending someone, and my instinct was to rise above it. (After 25 years of battling this illness, you get a little tired and learn to turn the other cheek, who cares what DM readers think anyway, do they have a say in biomedical research, I don't think so.) Happily, some people did complain and the poll was removed and an apology issued. This was reported in the Nursing Times, in a column, Beyond the Bedpan. In my view, the columnist did a positive thing, pointing out the crassness of the poll, but some comments have suggested he did not do enough.


Muhamad Lodhi said...

Don't let the bastards get you down.

nmj said...

Hey M, I didn't - it's almost not worth taking seriously, so ridiculous to read this kind of nonsense in 2010, but good it was taken down.