Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Hell..hath..no..fury..., Dec 10, 2018.
I wonder whether it is in anyone's interest to disseminate this video. It is very sad that Judy Mikovits has been unable to accept that she does not understand what she is doing or saying but I for one had hoped that all this stuff was laid to rest.
Looking at the video description it says "In one of the most shocking science videos you’ll see this year, molecular biologist Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, reveals the disturbing true story of how she was thrown in prison for blowing the whistle on deadly viral contamination of human vaccines." - does it actually have anything to do with ME?
Not as far as I listened.
She wasn't jailed for anything to do with vaccines but for taking lab notebooks, a computer etc. from the Whittemore Peterson Institute after they fired her.
Edit: fixed the link address
You've included part of the forum code into the URL by mistake,
It's OK to just put the URL, https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/scientist-vaccine-jailed/, and let the forum software do the rest, unless you want to, for example, make a word a link
Thanks. All fixed
No credible scientist should have anything to do with Natural News
Judy Mikovits in Plandemic: An antivax conspiracy theorist becomes a COVID-19 grifter
yes, it's disturbing that she's now involving covid in her drama.
Retraction Watch just published a post called Who is Judy Mikovits? with a collection of their previous posts about her.
Over the past few days, we’ve noticed a spike in traffic — sometimes so large that it crashes our site — to older posts about Judy Mikovits. It appears that Mikovits is once again in the news.
Mikovits has completely lost the plot.
I have one question if anyone wants to chime in. I know the XMRV story pretty well but my one question that always lingered was that Lo ? Alter at the NIH found sequences similiar to XMRV. Why were these findings ultimately discredited?
XMRV or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related retrovirus, a recently discovered retrovirus, has been linked to both prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Recently, the teams of Drs. Shyh-Ching Lo and Harvey Alter discovered the presence of sequences closely related to XMRV in the blood of 86.5% of patients with CFS . These findings are important because since the initial discovery of XMRV in CFS, several studies have failed to find XMRV in specimens collected from CFS patients. While the current study also did not find XMRV in CFS, Lo et al. did detect sequences that belong to polytropic mouse endogenous retroviruses (PMV), which share considerable similarity with XMRV. Criteria for future studies that will help bring greater clarity to the issue of retroviral sequences in CFS are proposed below.
@Ron on the link you provided it shows that the Lo study was retracted
Here is the link to the explanation of retraction
Thanks! I guess I should of kept reading.
Brian Vastag, a former science reporter at The Washington Post who previously covered the retraction of Mikovits' paper and has ME/CFS, said his “stomach sank” when he saw the video go viral amongst friends and family members on Facebook on Thursday morning.
Vastag said people in the ME/CFS support community were concerned Mikovits would find a broader audience with people who didn’t know about her past.“We were worried that this pandemic would give her an opportunity for her to sell her books,“ he said.
Invest in ME published an interview with Mikovits today, from 2009. Strange/unfortunate timing... (I haven't watched it.)
There is now a petition on Avaaz for health care workers asking social media platforms to
- correct the record on health misinformation
- detox the algorithms that decide what people see
The tsunami of false and misleading content about the coronavirus is not an isolated outbreak of disinformation, it’s part of a global plague. On Facebook, we have seen claims that chlorine dioxide helps people suffering from autism and cancer; that millions of Americans were given a “cancer virus” via the polio shot; that ADHD was “invented by big pharma”. The list goes on.
I don't know anything about ADHD, but I do know that big pharma does invent things.
Osteopenia for example.
How A Bone Disease Grew To Fit The Prescription
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