Wednesday, January 16, 2019

It's too bad Judy Mikovits wasn't at the MGH Chronic Fatigue Syndrome conference so she could explain to the med students that CFS is "Non-HIV AIDS."




The interview in which Judy Mikovits calls Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "Non-HIV AIDS."
https://www.prohealth.com/library/plague-an-interview-with-judy-mikovits-32911







MGH INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS HOSTS
GROUNDBREAKING EVENT FOR NEGLECTED DISEASE






Boston, MA — On Tuesday, January 15, the MGH Institute of Health
Professions hosts an event for over 600 healthcare professionals,
researchers and graduate students, and the public, to learn about the
highly disabling disease ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome). The program will be held at 342 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA, in Northeastern University’s Blackman Auditorium, at
5:30-7 pm (doors open 5 pm). Pre-registration not required.

The larger New England healthcare, academic and disability
communities, as well as the public, are also invited to attend this
program titled Invisible Disability: Providing Compassionate Care for
a Person with ME/CFS. The program moderator is Massachusetts General
Hospital’s Ronald Tompkins, MD, ScD, a co-director of the ME/CFS
Collaborative Research Activities at MGH and the Harvard Affiliated
Hospitals. This is a new endeavor funded by the Open Medicine
Foundation, where Dr. Tompkins is a Scientific Advisory Board member.


The Centers for Disease Control calls ME/CFS "America's hidden health
crisis." ME/CFS is a devastating disease largely forgotten by the
medical community, leaving most doctors misinformed about how to
diagnose and treat the illness. ME/CFS causes neurological,
immunological and energy production impairments. It afflicts 1-2.5
million in the U.S. and 17-24 million around the globe, with 75% being
women.



Rivka Solomon, event coordinator for the Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM
Association, said:


“We believe this is the largest event ever held for ME/CFS. It is not
a rare disease, yet it has lived in the shadows. Now it is finally
getting real attention. We hope at this event medical misinformation
will be replaced with the facts: ME/CFS is a serious disease that
significantly limits a patient’s ability to live a normal life. Yet it
is severely under funded by the NIH, resulting in tragically little
research and patients’ lives ruined. Without more NIH funding the
status quo will continue: no known cause, treatment or cure. We expect
this ground breaking event, held in the medical mecca that is Boston,
will start to change all that.”


The Institute of Medicine (now called the National Academies) said in
its milestone 2015 report:



“ME/CFS is a serious, chronic, complex, systemic disease…”
“Fewer than one third of medical school curricula and less than half
of medical textbooks include information about ME/CFS.”
“Many health care providers are skeptical about the seriousness of
ME/CFS… [Yet] It is ‘real.’ It is not appropriate to dismiss these
patients…”
“Many people with ME/CFS report being subject to hostile attitudes
from their health care providers, as well as to treatment strategies
that exacerbate their symptoms.”
“Remarkably little research funding has been made available… There is
an urgent need for more research…”


The January 15th program features the film UNREST, a Sundance and
Boston Globe (GlobeDocs) award-winning documentary short-listed for an
Oscar nomination, with a panel discussion that includes patient
advocates, a healthcare professional and a researcher.

Film: UNREST merges a love story with a medical mystery and a fight
for health care equality. Jen Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard
and is months away from marrying when she gets a mysterious fever that
leaves her bedridden. Disbelieved by doctors, she turns her camera on
herself and discovers a hidden world of millions with ME/CFS confined
to their homes and bedrooms.



UNREST has received extensive Massachusetts and national media
attention: The Boston Globe, NPR’s Here & Now, NPR’s Science Friday,
Cosmopolitan and Vogue, Today Show, New York Times, Los Angeles Times,
Chicago Tribune and more.



Political advances: Recently, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, a
champion for ME/CFS patients, introduced a Senate Resolution (SR508)
for ME/CFS, co-sponsored by Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Elizabeth
Warren of MA and others. Sen. Markey also held a congressional
briefing on the disease. In 2017, the MA Congressional Delegation
issued a joint statement in support of ME/CFS patients.

Do AIDS growth factors contribute to Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients?

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(95)00093-5


Everything you wanted to know about Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and the growing CFS epidemic of HHV-8, one of the two or three viruses that may be causing Kaposi’s Sarcoma.







Excerpted from The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up, a bestseller on Amazon.



     Neenyah Ostrom began one of my favorite series of articles in the same issue. Titled “The Color Purple,” Ostrom reported, “Burke Cunha, M.D. who is chief of infectious disease at Winthrop-University Hospital (Mineola, Long Island), has described what he calls ‘crimson crescents’ that appear in the throats of more than 80 percent of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients. Cunha describes the crescents not only as ‘crimson,’ but ‘purplish.’ The reddish-purplish regions found in CFS patients’ throats sounded quite similar to KS (Kaposi’s sarcoma) in the throat, commented an ‘AIDS’ doctor [who wished to remain anonymous] to whom they were described. Is it possible that the crimson crescents observed in the throats of CFS patients are actually a type of KS?”      Ostrom raised the possibility that the lesions in the throats of CFS patients connected them to the theory that Florida researchers held about KS being the unrecognized but unifying central pathological event AIDS. As I previously reported, the Florida team, headed by Dr. George Hensley, had turned the AIDS paradigm upside down, by finding KS in nearly 100% of AIDS patients, when they explored the internal organs closely during autopsies of AIDS patients. Their fascinating work suggested that KS preceded AIDS and caused more of the immune problem in AIDS than previously thought.

     Basically, Ostrom was asking if the KS-like lesions, in the tonsils of [CFS]patients, were an indication that some kind of unrecognized indolent KS was present internally, something that physicians would not even be thinking about because of the conceptual wall that socially hostile epidemiology had built between AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome. And the CFS patients were not particularly interested in finding out if they shared KS with AIDS patients.

    Ostrom went even further, in the July 20 issue, and speculated that the dramatic digestive problems in chronic fatigue syndrome were actually the result of the unrecognized chronic or slowly progressive KS in the CFS patients’ digestive tracts. Ostrom noted that Dr. Carol Jessop, who was talking to a group of patients at a chronic fatigue syndrome conference, said, “Almost all patients would say to me, ‘I was totally well until I got this [chronic fatigue syndrome],’ and yet, when I took their past medical histories, I found it wasn’t quite true. Now these aren’t disastrous problems. In fact, if they had gone to their physicians for any of these problems such as irritable bowel, diarrhea and constipation, abdominal cramping, bloating, flatulence, chronic constipation, heartburn, etc., their physician would probably just say, ‘Oh, take this’ and that would be it. So we as physicians didn’t relate to our patients that this was a problem, so they considered themselves to be totally healthy. Yet, if you look at the numbers, 89 percent of the [chronic fatigue syndrome] patients had irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea alternating with constipation, and abdominal cramping pain episodically. Another 80 percent complained of constant gas, bloating and flatulence. It’s amazing that we can all meet in this room together.”       Ostrom wondered if “Jessop may have uncovered a fallacy in the prevailing wisdom of chronic fatigue syndrome: that it begins as a respiratory, flu-like illness. Instead, as she points out, it may be a digestive tract disturbance. Jessop’s statistic—that more than 80 percent of CFS patients complain of irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, etc.—corresponds to the more than 80 percent of CFS patients who exhibit a red-to-purplish crescent-shaped lesion in their throats. (Helot, Paul, in the New York Times Long Island edition, January 14, 1992) . . . What if the digestive problems described by the CFS patients are actually caused by KS in the gastrointestinal tract? According to the AIDS Treatment News, ‘The most common HIV-related causes of gastric symptoms include KS, lymphoma, and CMV [cytomegalovirus].’ And while KS is unusual in the esophagus, it ‘may occasionally be found there.’ KS also can cause colitis and diarrhea . . . in people with AIDS.” Ostrom noted, “Gastrointestinal symptoms, it is realized in retrospect, were among the first signs of the ‘AIDS’ epidemic; and, it now seems, were also among the first symptoms seen in the CFS epidemic. That observation raises what should be a relatively simple question to answer: Are the gastrointestinal symptoms in both patient populations caused, in part, by undetected KS?”





Excerpted from The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up, a bestseller on Amazon.







Important information about the Kaposi’s Sarcoma problem in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Whatever happened to the concern about controlling the Kaposi's Sarcoma Virus? What about all the infected Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients?


Is Kaposi's Sarcoma responsible for the digestive disorders in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


HHV-8 is a Kaposi's Sarcoma cancer virus in many AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and is spread by kissing but the CDC couldn't care less.


Company founded by Robert Gallo suggests 65% of gay men are infected with Kaposi's Sarcoma virus.


Coagulation issues may link Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Kaposi's Sarcoma, and AIDS


Should Chronic Fatigue Syndrome be added to the spectrum of Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus, or Human Herpesvirus 8, Diseases?


Why Susan Levine may have done the world's most important research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Does HHV-8 viral load raise questions about the legitimacy of HIV viral load?


Can Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients with internal Kaposi's Sarcoma pass it on to their partners?


Can most of the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome described by Paul Cheney be attributed to internal Kaposi's Sarcoma?


Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated Kaposi's Sarcoma  (CFSKS) a diagnosis all doctors should become aware of?


Stanford University and Open Medicine Foundation should have a conference on diagnosing Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Why are doctors not looking for Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients?


If Chronic Fatigue Syndrome involves HHV-8 and Kaposi's Sarcoma, scientists will have to ask if it came from pigs.


Does the Red Blood Cell Deformability Issue Link Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Kaposi's Sarcoma and AIDS?


Will the Montoya cytokine study show that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Kaposi's Sarcoma Inflammatory Syndrome?


Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a Kaposi's Sarcoma inflammatory cytokine syndrome?


How Kaposi's Sarcoma almost undermined the HIV theory of AIDS


How did 50% of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients become infected with a Kaposi’s Sarcoma cancer virus?


Has the moment finally come to address the issue of Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


Oral Kaposi's Sarcoma looks like the Crimson Crescents in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients.


Were oral crimson crescents the first obvious sign of Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients?


Did Paul Cheney ever consider the possibility that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients have internal Kaposi's Sarcoma?


Is the red blood cell deformability issue another clue that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also a Kaposi's Sarcoma Syndrome?


Why is nobody warned about exposure to HHV-8, the Kaposi's Sarcoma virus that even patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are sometimes infected with?


Do petechiae in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome connect it to Kaposi's Sarcoma, HHV-8, and AIDS?


Whatever is causing Kaposi's Sarcoma may be the real cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS.


A massive epidemic of Kaposi's Sarcoma may be coming.


When Kaposi's Sarcoma almost turned AIDS upside down.


Human herpesvirus 6 activates lytic cycle replication of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus.


All AIDS patients have some form of Kaposi's Sarcoma in this study. Is the same true for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


Crimson crescents may suggest that all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients have Kaposi's Sarcoma.


Do all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients have an indolent form of Kaposi's Sarcoma?


Are these marks on the skin a sign of Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


On autopsy, do the inflamed ganglia of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients resemble Kaposi's Sarcoma?


What people don't know about Kaposi's Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS.


Do all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients show internal Kaposi's Sarcoma upon autopsy?




Decades ago, a New York newspaper sounded the alarm about Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The book about that newspaper is now a must-read bestseller on Amazon. Purchase a hardcover, paperback, or Kindle version here.






New Montoya research may support argument that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a contagious illness.


Onset patterns and course of myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome 

"Thirteen percent came from families where at least one other first-degree relative was also afflicted, rising to 27% when chronic fatigue of unclear etiology was included."

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2019.00012/abstract












HHV-6 is discussed in this Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Amazon bestseller on pages 98, 100, 122, 133-135, 143-147, 150, 153, 159, 163, 166, 179, 183, 192, 193, 198, 199, 200, 202, 204, 205, and 211.

Ampligen, the breakthrough treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is discussed in the Amazon bestseller on pages 192, 193, 202, 203, 268, 269, 360, 362, 387, 391, 410, 413, 420, and 421.


Anthony Fauci, the architect of the CFS cover-up, is discussed in this Amazon bestseller on pages 71, 103, 104, 26, 130-133, 139, 143, 157, 161, 169-171, 173, 174, 221, 254, 289, 292, 293, 300, 320-322, 324, 335, 356-358, 361, 367, and 398.

Dr. Paul Cheney, one of the honest pioneers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research is discussed in the Amazon bestseller on pages 145, 146, 155, 166, 192, 219, 225, 226, 232, 242, 244, 326, 327, 352, 402, 434, and 435.

Konnie Knox's pioneering research into HHV-6 is discussed in this book on page 428-431.

Hillary Johnson's brilliant reporting on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is discussed in this Amazon bestseller on pages 407, 424, 431, 435, 436, 438 and 449.

The CDC's organized lying about the nature of  the AIDS epidemic is discussed in this book on page 432.

The role of pharmaceutical companies in developing deadly propaganda about AIDS is discussed in this book on page 440.

The crimson crescents in the throats of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are discussed in this book on page 443. 

The link between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Syndrome is discussed in this book on page 447.

The crooked science of Robert Gallo is discussed on pages 31-51, 53, 54, 59, 78, 79, 93-107, 121, 126, 128, 131, 133, 134, 143-147, 152, 171, 179, 181, 101, 192, 198-200, 213, 214, 221-224.

The transmission of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome between people and their pets is discussed in this Amazon bestseller on pages 198, 225, 226, 242, 243, and 323. NK cells in CFS are discussed in this book on pages 158, 159, 160, 170, 183, 192, 200, 203, 204, 214, 242, 278, 279, 280, 282, 319, 323, 364, 370, 391, 398, 422.







On April 16, 1996, Congressman Jerrold Nadler spoke on the floor of Congress about his request for a General Accounting investigation into how the CDC had handled the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic. Nadler did that at the urging of Charles Ortleb, the publisher and the New York Native and his reporter Neenyah Ostrom. Ortleb and Ostrom had made the case to Nadler that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the virus it had been linked to, HHV-6, were serious public health issues.         
                                      
In an interview in New York Native with Neenyah Ostrom,Congressman Nadler said, "Congress can mandate research into CFS as a viral disease. Maybe it will turn out that HHV-6A is the cause of CFS; maybe it will turn out that other viruses are involved. But Congress can mandate research into CFS as a contagious, viral disease. I will certainly try to get Congress to do that as soon as possible."

Unfortunately, back in 1996, Nadler's warning to Congress and the medical establishment fell on deaf ears. But now that the Democrats have regained power in the House of Representatives, the newly prominent Congressman Nadler may finally be able to bring the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic and HHV-6 to the public's attention.

This book by Charles Ortleb, which details Neenyah Ostrom's diligent reporting on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is necessary reading for anyone who wants to know the whole history of an epidemic which has been hidden in plain sight. For a decade, starting in 1988, Ostrom reported on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the damage that the virus HHV-6 does to patients. What her reporting uncovered about the true nature of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic will shock you. 

In The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up, Charles Ortleb recounts his newspaper's fascinating struggle to get the medical and political establishment to pay attention to Ostrom's pioneering investigative reporting on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 

By the time you finish Ortleb's stunning memoir, you will understand why the CDC has been unwilling to tell the public the truth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The CDC does not want the public to know that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a transmissible illness linked to a virus that affects every system in the body. They have covered up the illness for so many decades that the neglected virus is totally out of control. Now it is causing a long list of other illnesses and many cancers. The CDC has put us all in danger.

Ostrom's decade of reporting on HHV-6 was recently vindicated by this statement from scientists at the University of Wurzburg:"While HHV-6 was long believed to have no negative impact on human health, scientists today increasingly suspect the virus of causing various diseases such as multiple sclerosis or chronic fatigue syndrome. Recent studies evensuggest that HHV-6 might play a role in the pathogenesis of several diseases of the central nervous system such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression or Alzheimer's." 

The big question about Neenyah Ostrom and New York Native is this: How many lives would have been saved if the scientific establishment and the mainstream media had paid more attention to Neenyah Ostrom's reporting on HHV-6 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in New York Native?             

One day, if there is any justice in the world, the CDC and the medical establishment will apologize for not paying attention to Neenyah Ostrom's groundbreaking work on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that Charles Ortleb published in New York Native. That would be a fitting end to one of journalism's greatest David and Goliath stories.    

Anyone who wants to help Congressman Nadler and the other members of Congress who are trying to end the suffering of millions of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, needs to read The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up.
























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