I just finished reading this book by Kent Heckenlively and Judy Mikovits. It is titled “Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/FCS), Autism, and Other Diseases.
This is the first book by Judy Mikovits and is more about the science of what she did and the cover up to “un-discover” what she found. Her second book, “Plague of Corruption“, is more about the corruption in the medical community and how that establishment (the medical industrial complex and government bodies) acted to silence her.
This first book also covers the reasons why she was unlawfully imprisoned (for 5 days) without charge and the politics behind that. It revolved around her employer in Nevada, Harvey Whitmore, who was eventually jailed for all his corrupt practices.
Back to the science!
To cut a very long story short, Dr Judy Mikovits, a research scientist, discovered an animal-human virus, the XMRV (Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus) in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). I called it an animal-human virus because it could only have been created by the passage of viruses through mouse tissue. That is, by manufacturing some medical products, like vaccines, where viruses are passed through animal tissues when cooked up, and then injected into humans, they, in fact, have infected humans with animal viruses.
I am not a biologist but a physicist. I am used to quite high confidence in the data I have obtained in my laboratory experiments. But from reading some biology papers on vaccines and comparisons with adverse health outcomes I note a whole lot of controversy.
At first that controversy might seem to be about population sizes in the studies, or how the demographics were selected, or how the controls were handled. But from my reading it seems that it is more the conclusions that the authors come to that are the hot button topics.
As a result I have read of several high profile retractions by leading journals. That is after the papers passed peer-review and were published did the problems arise. People objected and, in some cases, a total debacle ensued.