"It is (ME/CFS) like some great constricting snake that denies its victims the final convulsion." Llewellyn King

"A CFS patient feels the same or worse than congestive heart failure. The same or worse than late stage AIDS." Nancy Klimas: View video here.

"A CFS patient feels every day significantly the same as an AIDS patient feels two months before death." Dr. Mark Loveless, AIDS and CFS researcher, in a statement to congress on CFS Awareness day, May 12th, 1995.

News Picks Archive

Comments regarding the CDC's paper

CFS Central: A Commotion in the Blood: A tidy chronological list of critical CFS/ME dates to remember.

Blood Products Advisory Committee Meeting: June 26-27: Another reason the CDC wanted to delay Dr. ALter's paper?

Whittemore Peterson Institute Statement regarding CDC XMRV CFS Study WSJ Health Blog by Amy Drockser Marcus:

CDC's XMRV CFS Paper is out

Science Insider: With papers on hold, government scientists fuel debate on virus for chronic fatigue 'Syndrome' Great comments
Dr. Marcus Conant moves to help with XMRV?  

Canada starts XMRV in CFS/ME study  

The Human retrovirus XMRV in prostate cancer and CFS (Silverman study)  

SIF-SAC, Again. An update from Hillay Johnson about May 10ths meeting

The 13 million dollar CDC fraud in 1999

"The Why" Speech by Hillary Johnson recently in London

NY Times: A Case of Denial

The Highjacking of CFS by the Psychiatric Industry

Crickety-Crockity, Crickety-Crook

ME Agenda: watching the DSM5 with a critical eye

Dr. Judy Mikovits XMRV Presentation

CDC Reassigns Dr. Reeves
From comment #10 "Thank you for continuing to follow this very important story. I just want to add that Dr. Reeves has no mental health credentials (other than his professorship in Emory’s psych dept.). He is supposed to be a virologist, and was supposed to have been conducting viral research during his tenure in the CDC’s CFS program. Instead, he chose to undertake psychological research, and changed the definition of CFS and eliminated all biomarkers so that it would fit the population he was studying. Dr. Reeves was not conducting CFS research. While it is certainly a relief to see new leadership for the CFS program, it is disturbing that a virologist is now a senior advisor for mental health surveillance at the CDC.

Who is Suzanne Vernon, scientific director of the CAA, speaking for? Not for me!

The Latest anti-XMRV "spin" from the UK and Netherlands

The Secret M.E Files in the UK “Why on earth have a 73 year embargo on these (M.E.) documents on an illness where a load of neurotic people, mostly women, wrongly think they are physically ill?”

ESME (European Society for M.E.) and Dr. Mikovits on XMRV

CBS News: No Blood from Chronic Donors

Osler's Web Update: Guns and Butter

CSU Collaborates with Dr. Singh to see what XMRV does in animals

From the Whittmore-Peterson Institute: XMRV Testing “What are some of the reasons that scientists looking for XMRV would fail to detect the virus in their patient samples?" Read this to find out.

First International Conference on XMRV

Canada, New Zealand and now Australia: No CFS Blood Donors edit:

From the Australian Blood Service

Australian Blood Donor Review

O Canada. An update from Hillary Johnson

Straight From Canada concerning Blood Safety and XMRV