"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.

Alter/Lo Paper

There was way too many internet media explosions on Monday, and again today, to filter all media sources for criticality. In fact, just the amount of press is enough evidence that this is big news.  It's no less than astounding imho.  So, here's a list of just how the world responded to the ME/CFS XMRV/MLV paper that was published Tuesday, August 24, 2010, confirming and even extending the results of the Mikovits/Lombardi paper, that there is a high (and they found higher.. 85% with 6.8% of healthy controls) association of XMRV/MLV's to ME/CFS.

It will be updated as more Advocate and other Media organizations react.

Enjoy at leisure:

First: The NIH/FDA and CDC briefing

The paper in PNAS  and The Full Monty

WPI Press Release


NIH News 

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Times

The Washington Post

The LA Times

Science Now



APM's Marketplace
and the podcast


Web MD

PR News Wire

Pro Health

Medscape Today

New Scientist ... and omg, how can Bill Switzer say the following with a straight face?

"Bill Switzer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who headed one of the four studies, says that a recent quality-control trial has ruled out differences in the testing procedures as a possible explanation. Several labs, including Lo's, all received identical samples to test. "All the labs had the same results, so it's not the assays," says Switzer."


CFS Central

CFS Patient Advocate

Living With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 

The CFIDS Association of America 
"...more than 130 news articles were posted online four hours after the embargo."

ME Statement on the Alter/Lo paper (off WPI facebook notes) 

ACROSS THE POND: NOTE: Google translate was used on a few of these, so the flow of sentences may not be so eloquent.


Ok, so there are now many more across the pond reports surfacing, from India to Australia. I am not going to list them all, but will link those that deserve additional attention.


... let's not *cough*forget*cough*, The CDC