September 2011Contrast her "regrets" with what she said:
Mikovits to this day contends that the Lo-Alter paper confirms Lombardi et al. and insists that from the beginning, she viewed XMRV as one of many gammaretroviruses, which includes the MLVs, involved with CFS. In the Lombardi study, some patients tested negative in PCR tests for XMRV and yet produced MLV-related proteins, she claims, but they decided to count them as negatives. She has another serious regret about the paper. “I'd not put XMRV in the title,” Mikovits says. “We never considered that it would be a single sequence.”
January 22nd, 2010Utter bullshit.
Well, an HIV virus in a person in a week will change too much. They call them quasi-species. One of the really interesting things about this study is that we only isolate one thing out of these people. When we do the sequencing, it’s clean. We don’t isolate quasi-species. We don’t have the virus have these changes here in one week or one year - we have patient samples across dozens of years. We isolated XMRV from a 1984 plasma sample from a patient. We got it in 2008 and we got it in 1984, which again suggests that the virus has been around at least 25 years, and it might have a role in the disease but is not causative.
And still at least as late as January 17th 2011 she was still showing phylogenetic trees that showed ONLY VP62 related sequences: