June 23, 2010


ME + me :  XMRV and ME-connection confirmed


I am still not well at all and still sad, and also didn't sleep enough, but there is some very interesting news, that I here simply reproduce, with the link to the original in the title

Original Press Release from the Netherlands: FDA and NIH confirm 'XMRV findings'

Gendringen, NL (MMD Newswire) June 22, 2010 -- The FDA and the NIH have independently confirmed the XMRV findings as published in Science, October last. This confirmation was issued by Dr. Harvey Alter of the NIH during a closed workshop on blood transfusion held on May 26-27 in Zagreb. Two journalists from the Dutch magazine for health professionals, ORTHO, who have been working on XMRV stories for several months, were able to obtain a copy of the Alter lecture.

In the October 8, 2009 issue of Science Express, the Lombardi-Mikovits group at the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI), the Cleveland Clinic and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reported that 67% of 101 chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients tested positive for infection with xenotropic murine retrovirus (XMRV). Only 3.7% of 218 healthy subjects tested were positive for this gammaretrovirus. Since that time, a number of research groups have proved unable to independently confirm these findings.

On Friday last, the AABB released an Association Bulletin recommending that its member blood collectors actively discourage potential donors who have been diagnosed with CFS from donating blood or blood components. This interim measure was proposed by the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on XMRV. This Task Force includes representatives from several government agencies, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The fact that the measure was introduced suggests the presence of information not yet published. The ORTHO journalists were able to obtain a pdf document of the lecture given by Harvey Alter at the IPFA/PEI 17th Workshop on 'Surveillance and screening of Blood Borne Pathogens' in Zagreb. The International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) represents the not-for-profit organizations around the world involved in plasma fractionation. The IPFA is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The highly-experienced Dr. Harvey Alter is Clinical Studies Chief at the Infectious Diseases and Immunogenetics Section of the Department of Transfusion Medicine at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda. "The data in the Lombardi, et al Science manuscript are extremely strong and likely true, despite the controversy", was one comment on the XMRV findings reported by Alter in Zagreb. "Although blood transmission to humans has not been proved, it is probable. The association with CFS is very strong, but causality not proved. XMRV and related MLVs are in the donor supply with an early prevalence estimate of 3%‐7%. We (FDA & NIH) have independently confirmed the Lombardi group findings."

While finding and checking this I also found this, that I reproduce in Dutch, with a link in the title to the English, that I knew already, though not from the source quoted here. It is dated Apr 16, 2010, and confirms that the Nijmegen "scientists" lied and deceived about the presence of XMRV in the blood of Dutch patients:

Persbericht. Wťl XMRV-virus bij Nederlandse patiŽnten

Gendringen Ė 16 april 2010. Onderzoekers van het UMC St. Radboud maakten in februari bekend in het bloed van Nederlandse patiŽnten met het chronisch vermoeidheidssyndroom (ME/CVS) geen XMRV-virus te hebben aangetroffen. Ze verzwegen echter dat Amerikaanse onderzoekers in bloedstalen van dezelfde patiŽnten wťl sporen vonden van dit retrovirus. Dit blijkt uit een webpublicatie van het tijdschrift Ortho, die vandaag online is gezet.

Jarenlang zijn medische onderzoekers op zoek geweest naar de biologische oorzaak van ME/CVS, maar steeds zonder resultaat. Afgelopen oktober kondigden Amerikanen een doorbraak aan: onderzoekers van het Whittemore-Peterson Institute (WPI) in Reno vonden bij een groot aantal patiŽnten met ME/CVS het retrovirus XMRV. Het onderzoek werd gepubliceerd in het vooraanstaande wetenschappelijke tijdschrift Science, na een onderzoektraject van 2,5 jaar.

Onderzoekers van het UMC St. Radboud hadden twijfels en besloten het Science-onderzoek te herhalen, met Nederlands ingevroren bloed uit 1991-1992. Het onderzoek vond razendsnel plaats onder leiding van de Nijmeegse experimenteel viroloog dr. Frank van Kuppeveld en internist prof. dr. Jos van der Meer. Maar ze vonden niks. ďNoch in het bloed van de 32 patiŽnten, noch in dat van de 43 controles werd het retrovirus aangetroffenĒ, meldde het UMC St. Radboud eind februari in een persbericht.

Inmiddels blijkt dat daarbij zaken zijn verzwegen. Deze week werd een brief openbaar van Annette Whittemore, die leiding geeft aan het WPI. Daarin meldt zij dat het WPI, op verzoek van Frank Van Kuppeveld, enkele bloedmonsters uit het Nederlandse onderzoekscohort heeft getest voordat de Nijmeegse studie werd voltooid. Het WPI vond hierin sporen van XMRV. Whittemore zegt over emailcorrespondentie te beschikken die aantoont dat Van Kuppeveld op de hoogte was van deze WPI-onderzoeksresulaten voordat de Nederlandse studie werd gepubliceerd in de British Medical Journal.

De webpublicatie van Ortho geeft een reconstructie van de gebeurtenissen, op basis van onder andere een interview met dr. Judy Mikovits, onderzoeksdirecteur van het WPI. De webpublicatie valt samen met de verschijning van het aprilnummer van Ortho, waarin eveneens aandacht wordt besteed aan XMRV.

How many tens or hundreds or perhaps even more Dutchmen have professor Jos van der Meer and professor Gijs Bleijenberg driven to suicide? My own medical specialists agree with me that it must be many tens at least over the past 20 year: See Studies in MEdical Sadism - 1: "Die MŲrder sind unter uns" and ME: Unsere Doktoren in Europa - Ohne WŲrter.

These are doctors Mengele; these are sadists; these are liars: They ought to be punished as severely as possible and pay large restitutions to every one they maltreated and to the families of every Dutch patient with ME they helped drive to suicide by their cruel sadistic pseudo-scientific lies. They ought to be in prison, and all their money should be taken from them, to pay damages to all those whose lives and careers they intentionally, sadistically, maliciously, lyingly destroyed.

P.S. I have written prof.dr. Jos van der Meer a long very clear very polite letter in 1988, after first hearing of ME, explaining that both my ex-wife and I had it since January 1979, and that we were both highly gifted persons, close to our M.A.'s in psychology, and asked him for an appointment and help.

The medical mass-murdering dr. Mengele-Van der Meer did not even reply. Speaking for myself, with my background, of real Dutch resistance-heroes, survivors and victims of the German concentration-camps, I have always been in favour of the death-penalty, because I concluded from reading the many books about concentration-camps my parents had and seeing the pictures made there, that there really are Untermenschen, namely folks who organized and ruled these camps, and indulged their utterly sickening sadism there like Dr. Mengele.

Their human equivalents - and let it be interposed here that every Dutchman but my family and the family of Queen Beatrix, it seems, believes or at least publicly pretended the last 40 years and indeed has been told for all these 40 years in all institutions of Dutch education, from kindergarten till university, that all human beings, from Eichmann till Einstein, are equivalent to one another, a piece of raving insane levelling that I can only explain by assuming the vast majority of Dutchmen have no selfrespect whatsoever, and have indeed very little to respect in themselves, being mostly alcoholic moron who spend as much of their parasitic lives as they can with watching soccer and TV and being drunk, and who believe themselves to be the equals of fascists, because like Orwell's animals they could not stand that anyone might excel in anything but beastly things like sports or politics, which indeed many Dutchmen do believe, as the large following of the proto-fascists Fortuyn and Wilders showed and shows...

... so, to repeat: the human equivalents of Dr. Mengele are professors at the University of Nijmegen at present, and as the Dutch saying is, have been treading their ways over the corpses of maltreated, defamed, denigrated Dutch ME-patients during more than 20 years.

What obscene degenerate Untermenschen hide their bestiality behind a human face or in a medical frock!!

P.P.S. It may be I'll stop Nederlog for a while. The reason is that I am physically not well at all, and it seems a heath-wave is coming, which is the type of weather I can't handle well. I don't know yet, but if there is no Nederlog, now you know the reason.

As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

6. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7. Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)

Short descriptions:

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
   "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon
     insufficient evidence
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.

"Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!
     - (Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound") 

    "It was from this time that I developed my way of judging the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. "
     - (Jung Chang)

See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources

P.P.S. ME - Resources needs is a Work In Progress that hasn't progressed today.

(*) In fact, I will be very pleased to appear in court, dressed in the concentration-camp clothes of my father and grandfather, with a Davidstar and a red triangle, and speak the truth about the postmodern  generation of the complete equivalents (I was taught at the University of Amsterdam) of doctor Mengele himself (if they are not much worse, since they cannot plead a war or a dictatorship in exoneration: A Wessely really loves torturing people).

So yes: I really like to discuss the implications of my disease, of 32 years of maltreatment by Amsterdam fascists and terrorists posing as Jews and Socialists but working for the Amsterdam drugsmafia or destroying the universities in order to make demented assholes like them "leading academics", and of my experiences with ME and my present knowledge the amazing, insane medieval utter bullshit a Wessely, a Van der Meer, a White and a Bleijenberg dare spout, as if we are back at the Middle Ages, including torturing, as Hard Cell makes quite clear, as did my Studies in MEdical sadism - 10: Some strong and graphic evidence that support what is written in Hard Cell.

Maarten Maartensz

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