While listening to Judy Mikovits presentation to CFS patients on Friday, I took a few notes.
Well, I took a few notes in between screaming at my computer, slamming my head into my keyboard, and popping Xanax like they were Skittles.
Ive got a few questions for my regular readers, because I genuinely believe readers of my blog are smarter than Judy Mikovits.
1– Lets say youve isolated white blood cells from CFS patients. You treat these cells with chemicals that interfere with normal DNA/histone methylation.
What do you think will happen?
Do you think that is a good diagnostic test for retroviral infection?
2– Magic Johnson was diagnosed ‘early’ and got on antiretrovirals. Do you think there is any chance Magic Johnson will develop AIDS?
3– Lets say you isolate a retrovirus from a sample from 1984. The sequence from that virus is not significantly different from sequences you are isolating from patients 25 years later. In other words, this ‘retrovirus’ is not acting as a quasispecies.
What are possible explanations for this?
If the virus does not mutate, why could the British group not find MLV sequences we know are conserved?
If this virus does not mutate, why would the PI looking for this virus be worried about PCR giving ‘false negatives’?
4– Lets say we just discovered a new virus in humans. While most laboratories are being conservative/cautious about their statements and approach to this discovery, another lab is verbally, though not scientifically, ‘connecting’ this virus to CFS, breast cancer, chronic lyme disease, autism, and a cadre of other ‘medical mysteries’. Furthermore, the PhDs in these labs are giving medical advice like ‘take supplements X, Y, Z and immune modulators’ and suggesting ‘detox’. They are also heavily emphasizing ‘early detection’ of this new virus to prevent this list of diseases, and why, they have a test for sale right here.
Do you think that is the most scientific approach to this new virus?
What advice would you give this group of scientists?
Just curious as to what my regular readers would make of this.