Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Breaking news from Atlanta

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Busy, Busy, Busy

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Laura Hillenbrand can write but can she read?

Why has Laura Hillenbrand never spoken up about the very credible and detailed reporting that show that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Centers for Disease Control is covering up the truth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? She has a public platform like nobody else in America. What's going on? She had a chance to tell politicians and the whole nation that the government is mishandling a massive contagious public health problem on Face the Nation. Will somebody please send her their copies of these books if he can't afford them? Or read them very slowly to her?

Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic 

America's Biggest Cover-Up: 50 More Things Everyone Should Know About the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic And Its Link to AIDS

Monday, December 29, 2014

"Unbroken" author opens up about her own personal struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Laura Hillenbrand on her own personal struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome                                                                                                                                      

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Laurie Krug on Roseoloviruses like HHV-6

"Roseolovirus cytopathic effect is striking. Anyone who has witnessed the ballooning, refractile cells upon infection will wonder at the power of these viruses to cause such fundamental change in target cells."

 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879625714002065/pdfft?md5=4a3de2d23a10d477d7cb0eadbf4c6ed6&pid=1-s2.0-S1879625714002065-main.pdf

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Roseoloviruses (like HHV-6) manipulate host cell cycle

"Finally, the infection of HHV-6 leads to fusion of infected cells and formation of syncytia with ballooning shape, causing significant alterations in cell morphology and function."

 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879625714002065

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HHV-6 Animal Model: Monkeys or Pigs?

Monkeys?

Discovery and biological characterization of two novel pig-tailed macaque homologs of HHV-6 and HHV-7.

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25461538

Or Pigs?

What is the relationship between Porcine Lymphotropic Herpesvirus and HHV-6?

"PLHV-1 and -2 are highly homologous to each other but not to PLHV-3. The two viruses are widespread in domestic pigs and are closely related to several ruminant gammaherpesviruses, most of which are etiologically implicated in the occurrence of malignant catarrhal fever (MCF), a lymphoproliferative inflammatory disease with an often fatal outcome. PLHV-1 and -2 are also related to Epstein-Barr Virus, Human Herpesvirus-8 and other gammaherpesviruses."
http://www.zoologix.com/zoo/Datasheets/PorcineLymphotropicHerpesvirus.htm 
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Pig to Human Porcine CMV Transmission: What about HHV-6 transmission between people and pigs?
"Given the high frequency of seropositivity of swine
for PCMV and the efficiency of transmission of HCMV
from donor to transplant recipient (6), PCMV may
represent another potential risk to humans."
From "Quantitation of Porcine Cytomegalovirus in Pig
Tissues by PCR" by Jacqueline F. L. Fryer, Paul D.
Griffiths, Jay A. Fishman, Vincent C. Emery, and
Duncan A. Clark published in Journal of Clinical
Microbiology, March 2001, p. 1155-1156, Vol. 39, No. 3
http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/content/full/39/3/1155

It is interesting to see pigs and HHV-6 mentioned in
the same paper which ends this way
: "In conclusion,
this report describes the development and application
of a QC-PCR assay for the quantification of PCMV,
similar to assays currently used in our laboratory for
the quantification of human herpesviruses including
HHV-6, HHV-7, and HCMV (2, 7, 9). This assay will be
useful in further studying the pathogenesis of PCMV
and will enable the detection and accurate
quantification of PCMV in porcine organs in pigs being
bred for use in xenotransplantation."
How much does PCMV have in common with HHV-6?
Check this out
:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11778702&dopt=Abstract


Infection of porcine cells with human herpesviruses.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20692426

Abstract

Porcine organs are valuable candidate materials for xenotransplantation to humans. Long-term maintenance of well functioning transplants is a prerequisite for success. Transplanted organs may be damaged by immune reactions or by infectious agents in hosts. Human herpesviruses (HHVs) establish life-long latency in humans after a primary infection. They can be reactivated with various stimuli, including immunosuppression. This study was performed to verify the infectivity of some HHVs toward porcine cells. PK-15 cells infected with HHV-1 and HHV-2 showed cytopathology from 1 day after infection. Immunofluorescent (IF) staining of HHV-1- and HHV-2-infected PK-15 cells with respective antibodies demonstrated the expression of the respective viral antigens. Permissiveness of PK-15 to HHV-1 and -2 was confirmed by an infection test on Vero cells. Islet cells infected with HHV-5 showed no gross morphologic changes during the experimental course. A limited portion of islet cells reacted only to anti-IE1 and anti-IE2, but not to anti-UL44 or anti-gB antibody by IF staining, whereas a small portion of endothelial cells reacted to anti-IEs and anti-UL44, but not to anti-gB antibody. HHV-1 and -2 can permissively infect porcine cells, but HHV-5 infects a small proportion of cells with limited viral protein expression. HHV-4 could not transform peripheral blood mononuclear cells from miniature pigs. Collectively, because some HHVs can infect and damage porcine cells or impair their functions, HHVs should be cautiously monitored and controlled in humans when porcine cells or organs are transplanted to human beings.
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Detection of human herpesvirus 6 in cerebrospinal fluid of children with possible encephalitis.

"CONCLUSIONS: According to this research and prevalence of HHV-6 in children, evaluation of CSF (detecting the HHV-6 DNA by PCR) is recommended in patients younger than 13 months with possible encephalitis."

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=yavarian+hhv-6

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

HHV-6 Dementia

"HHV-6 also has been implicated in the pathogenesis of white-matter demyelination in persons with AIDS dementia complex; however, causality has not been proven."

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/219019-overview

"High concentrations of HHV6 genome in association with PML and MS lesions, open the possibility that HHV6 activation may play a role in the pathogenesis of these demyelinative diseases."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10738136

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Monday, December 22, 2014

herpesvirus 6 and hypogammaglobulinemia.

Association between anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome and human herpesvirus 6 reactivation and hypogammaglobulinemia.

 "A decrease in immunoglobulin levels and B-cell counts can be associated with HHV-6 reactivation and the subsequent onset of AHS. These immunological alterations might be a useful predictor of the development of AHS."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14967790

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Now available in Print and on Kindle (Free on Kindle Unlimited)

Julian Lake's The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies: Cartoons about an epidemic of lies. Now in print or on Kindle and free on Kindle Unlimited.

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The title of this collection of cartoons by Julian Lake was inspired by the The March of Folly, a stunning work by the late Barbara Tuchman. To try and explain why certain political disasters in history have occurred, Tuchman uses the very apt construct of "folly," which she defines as the "pursuit of policy contrary to the self-interest of the constituency or state involved." Tuchman analyzes four periods in history that are characterized by enormous folly. Julian Lake's collection is in many ways about a fifth example of such a phenomenon. Surely the last two decades in which so-called "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" has been called "mysterious" over and over in a cult-like manner (and in the manner of the Big Lie) qualifies as another period of egregious folly. Anyone who has read the lucid journalism of Neenyah Ostrom and Hillary Johnson on "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" knows precisely what this is  alluding to. And if you don't know, you should find out, lest you be caught aiding and abetting this great folly. That an epidemic as serious as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," and so obviously connected to the AIDS epidemic, could be treated to this very day as a "mystery" by the government, by researchers, by the media, and even by most of the patients, has not reduced Julian Lake to tears, for like most humorists, this great tragedy--and folly--is at times, downright funny. Morbid maybe, perhaps dark, and maybe of the gallows school of comedy, but still funny. Julian Lake has tried to capture the folly of two decades of an obvious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome coverup in a manner that is surprisingly three-dimensional, given his hostility to the medical establishment that has been playing deadly political games with CFS. While trying to use humor to capture the horrific plight of CFS patients, in Julian Lake’s democratically mischievous world view, some of the CFS patients have themselves become little emperors without you-know-what. In this collection of cartoons, Julian Lake has given us a rich universe of CFS folly. Unless your easily offended and suffer from CFS political correctness (a new CFS symptom?), don't be afraid to enter Julian Lake’s zany world and have a few laughs. After all, laughter boosts your immune system. And maybe from a political viewpoint, the best antidote to folly is humor.

"Died Wednesday after a long, painful, and courageous battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"

http://wjon.com/daniel-t-strenge-31-sartell-2/
died Wednesday after a long, painful, and courageous battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Read More: Daniel T. Strenge, 31, Sartell | http://wjon.com/daniel-t-strenge-31-sartell-2/?trackback=tsmclip
died Wednesday after a long, painful, and courageous battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Read More: Daniel T. Strenge, 31, Sartell | http://wjon.com/daniel-t-strenge-31-sartell-2/?trackback=tsmclip

It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (HHV-6?) in Pets

Abnormal Signs Found in Animals of Myalgic Encephalo-myelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients:A Look at 463 Animals

Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J092v06n02_08?journalCode=wcfs

Conclusions: A large number of animals of ME/CFS patients have atypical or unusual diseases which at least mimic ME/CFS. Most of the 127 ME/CFS patients surveyed have significant animal interactions.


Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J092v06n02_08?journalCode=wcfs

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Pathogenic effects of human herpesvirus 6 in human lymphoid tissue ex vivo.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12857897

Abstract

Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is a potentially immunosuppressive agent that has been suggested to act as a cofactor in the progression of human immunodeficiency virus disease. However, the lack of suitable experimental models has hampered the elucidation of the mechanisms of HHV-6-mediated immune suppression. Here, we used ex vivo lymphoid tissue to investigate the cellular tropism and pathogenic mechanisms of HHV-6. Viral strains belonging to both HHV-6 subgroups (A and B) were able to productively infect human tonsil tissue fragments in the absence of exogenous stimulation. The majority of viral antigen-expressing cells were CD4(+) T lymphocytes expressing a nonnaive phenotype, while CD8(+) T cells were efficiently infected only with HHV-6A. Accordingly, HHV-6A infection resulted in the depletion of both CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, whereas in HHV-6B-infected tissue CD4(+) T cells were predominantly depleted. The expression of different cellular antigens was dramatically altered in HHV-6-infected tissues: whereas CD4 was upregulated, both CD46, which serves as a cellular receptor for HHV-6, and CD3 were downmodulated. However, CD3 downmodulation was restricted to infected cells, while the loss of CD46 expression was generalized. Moreover, HHV-6 infection markedly enhanced the production of the CC chemokine RANTES, whereas other cytokines and chemokines were only marginally affected. These results provide the first evidence, in a physiologically relevant study model, that HHV-6 can severely affect the physiology of secondary lymphoid organs through direct infection of T lymphocytes and modulation of key membrane receptors and chemokines.

Association between anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome and human herpesvirus 6 reactivation and hypogammaglobulinemia.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14967790

Breaking News from Atlanta

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Will somebody please tell Laura Hillenbrand about HHV-6?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/magazine/the-unbreakable-laura-hillenbrand.html?_r=0

How about a big bestseller about a virus the CDC and NIH refuse to tell the truth about?

The Real Imitation Game.

                                                                                                                                                    Julian Lake

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What's in a name?

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African swine fever threatens Europe

"Another expert who warns about the difficulty in tackling the disease is virologist Chris Oura at the University of the West Indies in St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, who compares the in pigs to Ebola. It causes rapid internal damage to the cells lining pig blood vessels and causes catastrophic internal injuries to their organs. There have been some cases found in wild boar along the Polish border, and the Baltic countries. "Germany shares a border with Poland and Poland itself has a big pig industry. And it has wild pigs on its border; they don't recognize that border and pass over," he adds."

http://phys.org/news/2014-12-african-swine-fever-threatens-europe.html

Posts on HHV-6 and Pigs

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http://www.pigprogress.net/Health-Diseases/Outbreaks/2013/7/ASF-could-become-a-human-health-risk-1308047W/


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Was John Beldekas the first scientist to discover African Swine Fever Virus in human serum? 

In August, 1986, John Beldekas was invited to go to the NCI and present his findings on the link between ASFV [African Swine Fever virus] and AIDS, which he did. Beldekas gave samples of all his lab work to Gallo. Later, the government asked Beldekas to turn over all his reagents and lab work to the government, which he did. Beldekas had found ASFV presence in nine of 21 AIDS patients using two standard procedures. At the meeting, Gallo was reported saying: “we know it is not ASFV.” How could Gallo know this as he hadn’t done any of his own tests to look for ASFV?
Two months later, Gallo published an article in Science (Oct 31, 1986) that he discovered a new possible co-factor in AIDS, a virus he called Human B Cell Lymphotropic Virus which he named HBLV. Like ASFV, HBLV infected B cells and also lived in macrophages. Did Gallo steal Beldekas’s ASF virus he found in AIDS patients and rename it HBLV? Later on, when Gallo found that HBLV could also infect other immune cells, he changed the name of HBLV to HHV-6. Eventually, Gallo identified his HBLV as the variant A strain of HHV-6 and called it a human herpesvirus.
--Mark Konlee

http://www.keephopealive.org/report10.html

More on African Swine Fever Virus as a Human Infection

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hemispherx's Ampligen(R) Provides Anti-Tumor Activity

http://www.benzinga.com/news/14/12/5083566/hemispherxs-ampligen-r-provides-anti-tumor-activity-analogous-to-emerging-immune-

Cytokine expression in CFS and GWS: A distinction without a difference?


Cytokine expression provides clues to the pathophysiology of Gulf War illness and myalgic encephalomyelitis

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043466614006024

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Exercise

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Julian Lake's The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies: Cartoons about an epidemic of lies. Now in print or on Kindle and free on Kindle Unlimited.

cartoon, cartoon,s julian lake, cfs, chronic fatigue syndrome, cdc, nih

The title of this collection of cartoons by Julian Lake was inspired by the The March of Folly, a stunning work by the late Barbara Tuchman. To try and explain why certain political disasters in history have occurred, Tuchman uses the very apt construct of "folly," which she defines as the "pursuit of policy contrary to the self-interest of the constituency or state involved." Tuchman analyzes four periods in history that are characterized by enormous folly. Julian Lake's collection is in many ways about a fifth example of such a phenomenon. Surely the last two decades in which so-called "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" has been called "mysterious" over and over in a cult-like manner (and in the manner of the Big Lie) qualifies as another period of egregious folly. Anyone who has read the lucid journalism of Neenyah Ostrom and Hillary Johnson on "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" knows precisely what this is  alluding to. And if you don't know, you should find out, lest you be caught aiding and abetting this great folly. That an epidemic as serious as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," and so obviously connected to the AIDS epidemic, could be treated to this very day as a "mystery" by the government, by researchers, by the media, and even by most of the patients, has not reduced Julian Lake to tears, for like most humorists, this great tragedy--and folly--is at times, downright funny. Morbid maybe, perhaps dark, and maybe of the gallows school of comedy, but still funny. Julian Lake has tried to capture the folly of two decades of an obvious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome coverup in a manner that is surprisingly three-dimensional, given his hostility to the medical establishment that has been playing deadly political games with CFS. While trying to use humor to capture the horrific plight of CFS patients, in Julian Lake’s democratically mischievous world view, some of the CFS patients have themselves become little emperors without you-know-what. In this collection of cartoons, Julian Lake has given us a rich universe of CFS folly. Unless your easily offended and suffer from CFS political correctness (a new CFS symptom?), don't be afraid to enter Julian Lake’s zany world and have a few laughs. After all, laughter boosts your immune system. And maybe from a political viewpoint, the best antidote to folly is hum

Herpes virus rearranges telomeres to improve viral replication

 Herpesvirus Genome Integration into Telomeric Repeats of Host Cell Chromosomes

 http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-virology-031413-085422

Abstract

It is well known that numerous viruses integrate their genetic material into host cell chromosomes. Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and oncogenic Marek's disease virus (MDV) have been shown to integrate their genomes into host telomeres of latently infected cells. This is unusual for herpesviruses as most maintain their genomes as circular episomes during the quiescent stage of infection. The genomic DNA of HHV-6, MDV, and several other herpesviruses harbors telomeric repeats (TMRs) that are identical to host telomere sequences (TTAGGG). At least in the case of MDV, viral TMRs facilitate integration into host telomeres. Integration of HHV-6 occurs not only in lymphocytes but also in the germline of some individuals, allowing vertical virus transmission. Although the molecular mechanism of telomere integration is poorly understood, the presence of TMRs in a number of herpesviruses suggests it is their default program for genome maintenance during latency and also allows efficient reactivation.

Findings lead to better understanding of how viruses replicate and role of telomeres in stopping viruses

IMAGE: This is Paul Lieberman, Ph.D., of The Wistar Institute.

Click here for more information.
PHILADELPHIA - (Dec. 11, 2014) - A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has found that an infection with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) causes rearrangements in telomeres, small stretches of DNA that serve as protective ends to chromosomes. The findings, which will be published in the Dec. 24 edition of the journal Cell Reports, show that this manipulation of telomeres may explain how viruses like herpes are able to successfully replicate while also revealing more about the protective role that telomeres play against other viruses.
"We know that telomeres play a very important part in the lifespan of a cell," said Paul M. Lieberman, Ph.D., Hilary Koprowski, M.D., Endowed Professor and Professor and Program Leader of the Gene Expression and Regulation Program at The Wistar Institute. "We wanted to know whether they also play a role in either viral replication or protection from viruses, and our findings suggest - at least in the case of the herpes simplex virus - that this may indeed be the case."
Telomeres are often compared to the clear tips of shoelaces because they protect the end of chromosomes - the keepers of our vital genetic information - and prevent them from fraying and breaking, thus preserving their ability to pass on necessary genetic information. Previously, Lieberman's lab at Wistar has shown that viral DNA replication and maintenance share some common features with telomeres.
"Telomeres may serve as a barrier to viral replication," Lieberman said. "We wanted to explore whether that protection was at a physical level or a more molecular level."
Among the viruses Lieberman and his lab have decided to study is HSV-1, a particularly aggressive virus that replicates in the nucleus of a healthy cell where chromosomes and their telomeres reside. HSV-1 is a common virus that causes cold sores but can also cause more serious diseases including blindness and encephalitis. In the United States, approximately 65 percent of the population has antibodies to this particular strain of the virus as well as latent infections that can periodically reactivate to cause clinical symptoms. There is no vaccine for preventing HSV-1 infection and reactivation, and only a few effective treatments for the virus are available.
As detailed in the study, the Lieberman lab found that HSV-1 is able to induce the transcription of telomere repeat-containing RNA (TERRA). This is followed by the virus degrading a telomere protein called TPP1 - part of a complex of proteins responsible for protection called "telomere sheltering" - which results in the loss of the telomere repeat DNA signal. When TPP1 becomes inhibited, the virus is able to increase its ability to replicate, suggesting that TPP1 normally provides some sort of protective function against this virus. HSV-1 is able to replicate more efficiently by disabling this protection. Finally, the virus uses a replication protein called ICP8 that works with the manipulated telomeric proteins to promote viral genomic replication.
"This study expands our knowledge of telomeres further in two very important ways," Lieberman said. "First, it gives us an indication that some viruses are able to manipulate telomeres specifically in order to replicate. Second, it appears that proteins like TPP1 provide very specific protective functions. These findings allow us to ask additional questions and better understand just how telomeres may protect cells from viral infection."
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This work was supported by an American Heart Association grant (11SDG5330017) and a National Institutes of Health grant (RO1CA140652). This work was also supported by the Institute's National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA010815) and the Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program, Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Members of the Lieberman laboratory who co-authored this study include Zhong Deng, Olga Vladimirova, Jayaraju Dheekollu, and Zhuo Wang. Other authors from The Wistar Institute included Scott E. Hensley, Susan Janicki, Jaclyn L. Myers, and Alyshia Newhart. Other authors included Eui Tae Kim and Matthew D. Weitzman from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Dongmei Liu and Jennifer Moffat from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at State University of New York Upstate Medical University; Nigel W. Fraser from the Department of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; and David M. Knipe from the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School.
The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. The Institute works actively to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible. The Wistar Institute: Today's Discoveries - Tomorrow's Cures. On the Web at http://www.wistar.org

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Big Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Anniversary

June of next year will be the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Klimas paper that was a game changer.

"In summary, the results . . . suggest that CFS is a form of acquired immunodeficiency."

1990, June: Klimas et al. "Immunologic Abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Opening This Week

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HHV-6 University 2014 Media Fool Award

HHV-6 University's 2014 Media Fool of the Year

                       Rachel Maddow

          For addressing Anthony Fauci as "Great American, sir"

October 2, 2014

MADDOW: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Great American, sir. Thank you very much for being with us tonight. I
really appreciate it.
FAUCI: Good to be with you. Thank you, Rachel.
MADDOW: Thank you.
Not like I get to bestow the title great American, but Tony Fauci is really
a big deal. A big deal that he agreed to come on this show. I`ve
impressed myself by the fact that we had him.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Protest at Bethesda

http://www.shoutoutaboutme.com/news/us-disabled-hold-protests-at-bethesda/

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Autism = AIDS?



"A retrovirus in autism?  You mean, like HIV?  That autism might be a non-fatal form of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)?"


http://www.ageofautism.com/2014/12/plague-why-the-pediatric-aids-unit-at-the-university-of-california-san-francisco-is-responsible-for-.html

Preview the inside of The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies

http://www.amazon.com/Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome-Follies-Cartoons-ebook/dp/B00Q4X90RQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1418051177#reader_B00Q4X90RQ

HHV-6 linked to slowed development

http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/virus-linked-to-slowed-development/Content?oid=2473120

The Torture Report

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If you like our cartoons, you'll love Julian Lake's collection:

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies: Cartoons about an epidemic of lies. [Kindle Edition available on Kindle Unlimited]


The title of this collection of cartoons by Julian Lake was inspired by the The March of Folly, a stunning work by the late Barbara Tuchman. To try and explain why certain political disasters in history have occurred, Tuchman uses the very apt construct of "folly," which she defines as the "pursuit of policy contrary to the self-interest of the constituency or state involved." Tuchman analyzes four periods in history that are characterized by enormous folly. Julian Lake's collection is in many ways about a fifth example of such a phenomenon. Surely the last two decades in which so-called "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" has been called "mysterious" over and over in a cult-like manner (and in the manner of the Big Lie) qualifies as another period of egregious folly. Anyone who has read the lucid journalism of Neenyah Ostrom and Hillary Johnson on "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" knows precisely what this is  alluding to. And if you don't know, you should find out, lest you be caught aiding and abetting this great folly. That an epidemic as serious as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," and so obviously connected to the AIDS epidemic, could be treated to this very day as a "mystery" by the government, by researchers, by the media, and even by most of the patients, has not reduced Julian Lake to tears, for like most humorists, this great tragedy--and folly--is at times, downright funny. Morbid maybe, perhaps dark, and maybe of the gallows school of comedy, but still funny. Julian Lake has tried to capture the folly of two decades of an obvious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome coverup in a manner that is surprisingly three-dimensional, given his hostility to the medical establishment that has been playing deadly political games with CFS. While trying to use humor to capture the horrific plight of CFS patients, in Julian Lake’s democratically mischievous world view, some of the CFS patients have themselves become little emperors without you-know-what. In this collection of cartoons, Julian Lake has given us a rich universe of CFS folly. Unless your easily offended and suffer from CFS political correctness (a new CFS symptom?), don't be afraid to enter Julian Lake’s zany world and have a few laughs. After all, laughter boosts your immune system. And maybe from a political viewpoint, the best antidote to folly is humor.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome subsets




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If you like our cartoons, you'll love Julian Lake's collection:

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies: Cartoons about an epidemic of lies. [Kindle Edition available on Kindle Unlimited]


The title of this collection of cartoons by Julian Lake was inspired by the The March of Folly, a stunning work by the late Barbara Tuchman. To try and explain why certain political disasters in history have occurred, Tuchman uses the very apt construct of "folly," which she defines as the "pursuit of policy contrary to the self-interest of the constituency or state involved." Tuchman analyzes four periods in history that are characterized by enormous folly. Julian Lake's collection is in many ways about a fifth example of such a phenomenon. Surely the last two decades in which so-called "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" has been called "mysterious" over and over in a cult-like manner (and in the manner of the Big Lie) qualifies as another period of egregious folly. Anyone who has read the lucid journalism of Neenyah Ostrom and Hillary Johnson on "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" knows precisely what this is  alluding to. And if you don't know, you should find out, lest you be caught aiding and abetting this great folly. That an epidemic as serious as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," and so obviously connected to the AIDS epidemic, could be treated to this very day as a "mystery" by the government, by researchers, by the media, and even by most of the patients, has not reduced Julian Lake to tears, for like most humorists, this great tragedy--and folly--is at times, downright funny. Morbid maybe, perhaps dark, and maybe of the gallows school of comedy, but still funny. Julian Lake has tried to capture the folly of two decades of an obvious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome coverup in a manner that is surprisingly three-dimensional, given his hostility to the medical establishment that has been playing deadly political games with CFS. While trying to use humor to capture the horrific plight of CFS patients, in Julian Lake’s democratically mischievous world view, some of the CFS patients have themselves become little emperors without you-know-what. In this collection of cartoons, Julian Lake has given us a rich universe of CFS folly. Unless your easily offended and suffer from CFS political correctness (a new CFS symptom?), don't be afraid to enter Julian Lake’s zany world and have a few laughs. After all, laughter boosts your immune system. And maybe from a political viewpoint, the best antidote to folly is humor.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

CFS and HHV-6: The Next Generation

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If you like this cartoon, you'll love this cartoon book:

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies: Cartoons about an epidemic of lies. Now in print or on Kindle and free on Kindle Unlimited.

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The title of this collection of cartoons by Julian Lake was inspired by the The March of Folly, a stunning work by the late Barbara Tuchman. To try and explain why certain political disasters in history have occurred, Tuchman uses the very apt construct of "folly," which she defines as the "pursuit of policy contrary to the self-interest of the constituency or state involved." Tuchman analyzes four periods in history that are characterized by enormous folly. Julian Lake's collection is in many ways about a fifth example of such a phenomenon. Surely the last two decades in which so-called "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" has been called "mysterious" over and over in a cult-like manner (and in the manner of the Big Lie) qualifies as another period of egregious folly. Anyone who has read the lucid journalism of Neenyah Ostrom and Hillary Johnson on "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" knows precisely what this is  alluding to. And if you don't know, you should find out, lest you be caught aiding and abetting this great folly. That an epidemic as serious as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," and so obviously connected to the AIDS epidemic, could be treated to this very day as a "mystery" by the government, by researchers, by the media, and even by most of the patients, has not reduced Julian Lake to tears, for like most humorists, this great tragedy--and folly--is at times, downright funny. Morbid maybe, perhaps dark, and maybe of the gallows school of comedy, but still funny. Julian Lake has tried to capture the folly of two decades of an obvious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome coverup in a manner that is surprisingly three-dimensional, given his hostility to the medical establishment that has been playing deadly political games with CFS. While trying to use humor to capture the horrific plight of CFS patients, in Julian Lake’s democratically mischievous world view, some of the CFS patients have themselves become little emperors without you-know-what. In this first collection of CFS cartoons, Julian Lake has given us a rich universe of CFS folly. Unless your easily offended and suffer from CFS political correctness (a new CFS symptom?), don't be afraid to enter Julian Lake’s zany world and have a few laughs. After all, laughter boosts your immune system. And maybe from a political viewpoint, the best antidote to folly is humor.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

CFS and Co-morbidities

Chronic fatigue syndrome and co-morbid and consequent conditions: evidence from a multi-site clinical epidemiology study

 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21641846.2014.978109#.VISR68lsjw2

 

Abstract

Background: Epidemiologic data that inform our understanding of the type, frequency, and burden of co-morbidities with chronic fatigue syndrome is limited. Purpose: To elucidate co-morbid and consequent conditions, using data from a clinical epidemiology study of long-term CFS patients. Methods: Some 960 adults with CFS were identified at four sites specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of CFS. Patients reported their demographics, CFS course, other medical diagnoses, and current functioning. We determined associations between: co-morbidities and a patient's current health relative to their health when diagnosed with CFS; CFS symptom severity at onset and subsequent diagnosis with a co-morbid condition; and presence of a co-morbidity and functional ability. We also modeled the change in CFS symptom severity over time as it relates to the presence of a co-morbidity. Results: Of the sample, 84% was diagnosed with one or more co-morbid conditions after CFS onset. Fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, and hypothyroidism were the most common diagnoses. Nearly 60% of the sample reported a mental illness. Conclusions: In general, co-morbid conditions reduced functional ability and were associated with the worsening of CFS symptoms over time. This study provides important new information on the prevalence of co-morbid conditions and their impact on the course of CFS.

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If you like our cartoons, you'll love Julian Lake's collection:

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies: Cartoons about an epidemic of lies. [Kindle Edition available on Kindle Unlimited]


The title of this collection of cartoons by Julian Lake was inspired by the The March of Folly, a stunning work by the late Barbara Tuchman. To try and explain why certain political disasters in history have occurred, Tuchman uses the very apt construct of "folly," which she defines as the "pursuit of policy contrary to the self-interest of the constituency or state involved." Tuchman analyzes four periods in history that are characterized by enormous folly. Julian Lake's collection is in many ways about a fifth example of such a phenomenon. Surely the last two decades in which so-called "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" has been called "mysterious" over and over in a cult-like manner (and in the manner of the Big Lie) qualifies as another period of egregious folly. Anyone who has read the lucid journalism of Neenyah Ostrom and Hillary Johnson on "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" knows precisely what this is  alluding to. And if you don't know, you should find out, lest you be caught aiding and abetting this great folly. That an epidemic as serious as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," and so obviously connected to the AIDS epidemic, could be treated to this very day as a "mystery" by the government, by researchers, by the media, and even by most of the patients, has not reduced Julian Lake to tears, for like most humorists, this great tragedy--and folly--is at times, downright funny. Morbid maybe, perhaps dark, and maybe of the gallows school of comedy, but still funny. Julian Lake has tried to capture the folly of two decades of an obvious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome coverup in a manner that is surprisingly three-dimensional, given his hostility to the medical establishment that has been playing deadly political games with CFS. While trying to use humor to capture the horrific plight of CFS patients, in Julian Lake’s democratically mischievous world view, some of the CFS patients have themselves become little emperors without you-know-what. In this collection of cartoons, Julian Lake has given us a rich universe of CFS folly. Unless your easily offended and suffer from CFS political correctness (a new CFS symptom?), don't be afraid to enter Julian Lake’s zany world and have a few laughs. After all, laughter boosts your immune system. And maybe from a political viewpoint, the best antidote to folly is humor.

Human Herpesvirus 6 and Neuroinflammation

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2013/834890/

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 If you like our cartoons, you'll love Julian Lake's collection:

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follies: Cartoons about an epidemic of lies. [Kindle Edition available on Kindle Unlimited]

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