Friday, February 22, 2013

KDM and the WPI made an "important discovery" about ME/CFS?

KDM made an "important discovery" about ME/CFS? Together with his buddy Vincent from the WPI?

This time, it is not contamination with mouse retroviruses. This time it is supposed autoimmunity caused by human endogenous retroviruses (HERV).

Yeah, right.

And the jokers at QuacksSinking PhoenixRising treat KDM as if he is the equivalent of Ignaz Semmelweis and Robert Koch combined. KDM is a quack, and nothing but a quack, made by God himself on the eight day to take good money from unsuspecting ME/CFS patients, and trading it for pieces of papers printed with supposed but worthless test-results.

Mark my word: The next thing they'll do is try to sell expensive and useless "HERV" tests to patients – to "help" them, you know. And after a year or two, no other lab will be able to replicate their results, and the WPI will cry "foul play" and "conspiracy against ME/CFS patients", and they will be loved by the ME/CFS fringe.

I must admit: After Mikovits was kicked out from by the WPI, I had some naive hope that  the WPI and Vincent Lombardi might turn a corner to the better – oh boy was I wrong.

Working with KDM? The WPI might as well try to channel the ghost of Karol Józef Wojtyła – this would be equally useless for ME/CFS patients, but would offer a higher entertainment value. So I think you can judge someone by the company he keeps.

They say that one rotten apple spoils a barrel full of good ones – I wonder, was there ever a good one at the WPI?

Mind you, the KDM connenction – via Redlabs or what's it called – goes back to the beginnings of the WPI, as far as I know.

I'm naive, I know.

I wonder why Mikovits didn't fit in? I mean, she was the perfect fit for this den of quacks. Perfect.


  1. why is it so outrageous to suggest HERV's? havent they been doing that with MS and lupus for years? this paper has gone a step further and implicated changes in plasmacytoid dendritis cells. it is very intriguing. by the way, lipkin's camp is also finding that it is an autoimmune you may end up with egg on your face with this article.

    1. Simply because "other implicated HERVs" does not mean that KDM is not anything but a quack. Sure he uses the "right" terms and goes through all the steps like publishing his "studies" (as did Mikovits, by the way), but whatever he "finds", I am certain it is nothing but BS.

      And I think it is possible (or even likely) that some (or even most) of ME/CFS suffers have autoimmune problems of some sort or other – but what I seriously doubt that "it" is one disease entity. I think that ME/CFS is made up from different disease, I think that we do *not* all have the same, and if you take two people with ME/CFS at random, it is likely that they do *not* share the same disease.

      So, again, anybody claiming to have found the silver bullet, "the" problem that torments *all* or *most* of ME/CFS sufferers is likely wrong and full of BS, in my maybe not so humble opinion.

      If you stick with those that promise a silver bullet for ME/CFS, you may be the one that ends up with egg on her/his face.


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