The ME Association has a number of concerns about the way in which the Science Media Centre is dealing with the subject of ME/CFS and presenting it to the media.
There is a wide spectrum of medical opinion as to what causes this condition and how it should be managed. However, this is not being reflected in the views of the ‘medical experts’ you choose to go to when an ME/CFS research paper appears.
The most recent example is the SMC press release - http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/pages/press_releases/11-02-17_cfsme_trial.htm – covering publication of the PACE trial results in The Lancet on 17 February. All of the SMC ‘medical experts’ who provided quotes for the media were strongly in support of the PACE trial results – with nobody pointing out any of the flaws or criticisms of this study.