Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stork Raving Mad

Mikovits says it is irresponsible to dismiss the link between XMRVs and CFS at this point. “Anyone who says this is a lab contaminant has drawn the wrong conclusion and has done a disservice to the public,” she says. Okay, maybe not as many CFS patients have XMRVs as they initially reported, but she's still convinced that a gammaretrovirus is in at least 20% or 30% of them. “I know of hundreds if not thousands of people with evidence of this infection, from what we've done over the last 3 years,” she says. “I don't know what it means. And I'm gong to keep looking for in vivo reservoirs like the ones seen in the macaques, and I'm going to try to figure out mechanisms of pathogenesis, epigenetics, or other things. I'm not going to stop studying it.”
She *knows* of thousands of people with *evidence* of a gammaretrovirus infection? She knows. With evidence. In hundreds, if not thousands.

Words fail me.

Maybe she mistakes the CCC for a "definition of XMRV" again.

Or maybe this researcher is stork raving mad – the evidence is still inconclusive. Guess I have to keep on studying this subject.

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