Punkter fra Judy Mikowits foredrag 17.10 hos NJCFSA
Hentet fra XMRV Global Actions Facebookside:
«I’ll preface this by saying that I had no sleep and I may have gotten some of these points wrong. I also forgot to get a conference booklet with Judy’s slides, so I’m writing from memory. I didn’t stay for the Q&A, so this is just from her lecture.
- Judy reiterated that there is NO evidence of contamination and highlighted that Bill Switzer’s mtDNA test was used to rule it out as an additional check besides all the other verifications that were done for the Science paper.
- Evidence that HMRVs are associated with CFS is MUCH stronger than the association with prostate cancer because they have isolated the virus – something none of the prostate cancer studies have done
- One of the negative studies (Groom et. al) used a method to detect monoclonal antibodies to MLV Env proteins (gifted by Chesebro/Evans). This test recognizes all PMRVs except XMRV. Oops.
- Frank Ruscetti and Rachel Bagni isolated virus from the Lo/Alter patients (I believe it was those that had a fresh blood draw – the 8 of 9 that retested positive) and what they found was XMRV. THIS IS HUGE!!!
- Over 70 species of mice were tested by Coffin and none of them contained XMRV. This is clearly a new human retrovirus.
- Lo/Alter ran the WPI UK samples through their probes and picked up a couple more positives than the WPI found
- The WPI family studies were elaborated on. Judy showed family trees of a few generations – some have CFS, some Fibro, some lymphomas, ASD, one heart attack (11 yr old boy), some are not infected, some are infected but asymptomatic. Overall, it demonstrated a strong familial link.
- They’ve found HMRVs in people as young as one years old and as old as 88 years old.
- Judy estimates prevalence at between 10-20 million Americans infected. I think she said this was based on data from the Blood Working Group.
- Emphasis on the German study that found XMRV via nasal swabs in immunocompromised patients suggests transmission through respiratory secretions is highly likely. She also mentioned blood, urine, and feces again as probable reservoirs.
Oh, I should mention that there were many of our most beloved in attendance including Hillary Johnson, Annette Whittemore, Marly Silverman, Donnica Moore, and the Cairns family (Peter shot another video of Judy outside before the conference started)
I just remembered another point. The latest negative autism study used Cooperative Diagnostics ‘drop o’ blood on paper’ test. They’ve been trying to get that thing published since last fall and only after the WPI presented their autism poster at the XMRV Workshop did they finally published this ‘crap’ study. Her words, not mine.»