November 5, 2009
On Wednesday, November 4, 2009, the following statement (Preliminary Report on Progress of External Peer Review of CDC’s Unexplained Dermopathy Project to the CCID Board of Scientific Counselors) was presented to CCID’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting. The statement describes the External Peer Review Panel’s process and progress in developing a preliminary report for CDC. The panel met in September to review CDC’s Unexplained Dermopathy Project. Because this panel was convened only recently, the panelists need additional time to finalize their recommendations. The panel has said that it will submit its report as expediently as possible once it has completed its task of reviewing all aspects of the project that it was charged with reviewing. CDC will provide that report to the BSC members and post it online when it becomes available to us.
We are currently analyzing the data collected in the study. When data analysis is complete and results of the study are available, the findings will most likely be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and disseminated through other channels, to CDC’s public health partners, such as State and local health departments and medical societies, and through this website.
I wonder if Joseph Keleher’s "Rethinking Delusion of Parasitosis" article had any effect on this delay. Well, the good news is I won’t be eating crow for thanksgiving but turkey, that is, if they too aren’t found to have H1N1. Is that link to the PDF above for real? Sheeeze …. One more thing, calling it “Unexplained Dermopathy” implies this condition is only skin deep …