As any patient with an invisible, incurable disease knows, desperation can blind even the most pessimistic of patients. It is my opinion that anyone knowingly preying on patient desperation should be promptly shot on the spot.And the comments I left there:
Tony Mach02/10/2012 8:09am
"Desperation can blind even the most pessimistic of patients"
I don't know who does and who doesn't share responsibility in this train wreck (although I have some guesses). Yet I have to notice that in your retrospective 20/20 critical hindsight you seem to leave out Dr. Mikovits. Restricting the skepticism to one party, while excluding another one, seems a bit, well, "blind" with reference to the quote above.
Tony Mach02/10/2012 8:24am
AFAIK Dr. Mikovits held a position there – but please check that for yourself.
And then look what she said on January 22nd 2010:
"January 22nd, 2010
Annette Whittemore: Earlier you said that 40% were positive [by VIP Dx]. So describe the fact that if you’re positive, you’re positive. But if you’re negative, you’re not necessarily so?
Dr. Mikovits: Yes, that’s correct. I answered that question based on the samples that came through there. Everyone who is positive is definitely positive for having the virus."
Or what she has written March 2010:
"First of all the current diagnostic testing will define with essentially 100% accuracy XMRV infected patients."
Tony Mach02/10/2012 8:25am
AFAIK Dr. Mikovits held a position there at VIPdx.