An excerpt from THE CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME EPIDEMIC COVER-UP

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Saturday, December 23, 2017


Julian Lake's most recent collection of cartoons about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS is here.

To learn more about HHV-6, AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the corrupt public health science at the CDC and NIH, read Truth to Power, or Iatrogenocide, or if you really have a sense of humor and like wicked satire, Pig: A Memoir.


What's really going on in AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and autism research? Listen to these podcasts:




If you like what we're doing at HHV-6 and support our mission, please help us continue our work by purchasing a copy of Truth to Power at Amazon here.

Truth to Power exposes the truth about HHV-6, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the fearless way Woodward and Bernstein exposed the truth about Watergate.

“Charles Ortleb and the New York Native which he so brilliantly led was the absolutely indispensable source for all information—medical, political, personal—in the first five years of the AIDS epidemic when the major media in this country as well as the medical establishment tried so hard to avoid the topic.  Not since I.F.Stone have we seen how important individual investigative journalism could be in breaking through society’s silence, when silence indeed equaled death.  It is good to finally have the Native’s heroic work put on the historical record for all to see.”
       —Michael Denneny, author of Decent Passions and Lovers: The Story of Two Men

"A rollicking, fascinating and important memoir.”
—Hillary Johnson, author of Osler's Web, Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic

This amazing book is about one of the biggest medical and scientific mistakes and crimes in history: the cover-up of the truth about the role of a virus called HHV-6 in AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, cancer, autism and many illnesses that you may already have that are chronic and mysterious. The odds are that you or someone in your family are now infected with HHV-6, the real AIDS virus. HHV-6 doesn't care if you are black or white, straight or gay. HHV-6 is the pandemic of our time. Everyone is at risk.

Yes, this is a very serious book, but when you read this masterpiece of journalism and history, you will feel like you are watching a suspenseful movie.

*Truth to Power explains how the CDC made the tragic mistake of blaming HIV for AIDS while the real AIDS virus, HHV-6, spread throughout the world.

*Truth to Power takes you inside the corrupt, hardball world of AIDS research.

*Truth to Power reveals how the CDC has covered up a massive epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

*Truth to Power explains why HHV-6 has become the biggest public health problem in the world.

*Truth to Power reveals how HHV-6 may threaten your health and the health of your family and friends.

*Truth to Power uncovers the terrifying possibility that the virus HHV-6 is also infecting the pets of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

*Truth to Power shows you how political American science has become and why so many honest whistleblowers have been silenced.

Charles Ortleb’s Truth to Power takes you inside the New York Native, one of the most unique and courageous newspapers of the twentieth century. Shortly after starting his small New York City newspaper in late 1980, one of the biggest scientific and political stories of our time fell into his lap in the form of the AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic. What he did with that story has secured his newspaper’s place in history. Under his guidance, a succession of intrepid journalists did some of their greatest work uncovering the crucial facts about the labyrinthine epidemic. The New York Times recently described Ortleb as "visionary."

Ortleb made the decision to follow the facts wherever they led. His team of uncompromising investigative reporters inevitably stepped on the toes of the most powerful people in the medical and political establishment. Perhaps not surprisingly, the latter fought back by seeking to discredit the New York Native and even, in time, close its doors. But Ortleb stood his ground for as long as possible and as a result the world now can have a clear understanding of the relationship of AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and HHV-6, the transmissible virus that now threatens everyone on this planet.

Truth to Power is not just a compelling work of journalism and history, but also a major contribution to the intellectual life of our time.

Julian Lake's most recent collection of cartoons about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS is here.


To learn more about HHV-6, AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the corrupt public health science at the CDC and NIH, read Truth to Power, or Iatrogenocide, or if you really have a sense of humor and like wicked satire, Pig: A Memoir.


What's really going on in AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and autism research? Listen to these podcasts:


The Best Chronic Fatigue Syndrome article of 2017

The best article about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the HHV-6 cover-up in the gay community, 

http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/


"Together Alone" by Michael Hobbes, published in Huffington Post (which just loves calling gays "queers") purports to be about the epidemic of gay loneliness. But the news it really breaks is that there is an epidemic of illness in the gay community that in most likelihood is related to the HHV-6 and AIDS/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cover-up in the gay community. 

The passage that seems to bring the real epidemic of HHV-6, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, non-HIV AIDS (or whatever you want to call it) is this one.


     Travis Salway, a researcher with the BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, has spent the last five years trying to figure out why gay men keep killing themselves.
“The defining feature of gay men used to be the loneliness of the closet,” he says. “But now you’ve got millions of gay men who have come out of the closet and they still feel the same isolation.”
We’re having lunch at a hole-in-the-wall noodle bar. It’s November, and he arrives wearing jeans, galoshes and a wedding ring.
     “Gay-married, huh?” I say.
     “Monogamous even,” he says. “I think they’re gonna give us the key to the city.”
     Salway grew up in Celina, Ohio, a rusting factory town of maybe 10,000 people, the kind of place, he says, where marriage competed with college for the 21-year-olds. He got bullied for being gay before he even knew he was. “I was effeminate and I was in choir,” he says. “That was enough.” So he got careful. He had a girlfriend through most of high school, and tried to avoid boys—both romantically and platonically—until he could get out of there.
     By the late 2000s, he was a social worker and epidemiologist and, like me, was struck by the growing distance between his straight and gay friends. He started to wonder if the story he had always heard about gay men and mental health was incomplete.
When the disparity first came to light in the ’50s and ’60s, doctors thought it was a symptom of homosexuality itself, just one of many manifestations of what was, at the time, known as “sexual inversion.” As the gay rights movement gained steam, though, homosexuality disappeared from the DSM and the explanation shifted to trauma. Gay men were being kicked out of their own families, their love lives were illegal. Of course they had alarming rates of suicide and depression. “That was the idea I had, too,” Salway says, “that gay suicide was a product of a bygone era, or it was concentrated among adolescents who didn’t see any other way out.”
     And then he looked at the data. The problem wasn’t just suicide, it wasn’t just afflicting teenagers and it wasn’t just happening in areas stained by homophobia. He found that gay men everywhere, at every age, have higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, incontinence, erectile dysfunction,⁠ allergies and asthma—you name it, we got it.


When we read this last paragraph to Dr. Michael Goldberg, the researcher who has connected Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to autism, he just laughed dismissively. Any doctor who thinks that list of ailments is caused by "gay loneliness" should lose their license. That Hobbes doesn't realize what he is saying kind of characterizes the "queer" state of journalism at Huffington Post. But we are grateful to Mr. Hobbes because he has probably simultaneously undermined the fraudulent HIV theory of AIDS and answered the question about HHV-6 and the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome form of AIDS in the gay community which was posed in this previous piece that we published:


Where is the Massive Gay Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic?

While AIDS has dominated the medical news for the last two decades, another potentially major epidemic which the media has generally ignored or minimized, has grown exponentially. Originally mocked as "Yuppie Flu," the name "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)" eventually evolved into what is now known as "Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Sydrome (CFIDS)." The Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health (for very mysterious reasons) have been slow to respond to the potentially catastrophic epidemic of CFIDS which began to manifest itself at the same time as AIDS. Given that there have been many reports of CFIDS breaking out in families, schools, and communities, there is little doubt among serious observers that it is contagious. If this is so, why is it not spreading like wildfire in the gay community? What biological wall around the gay community has prevented CFIDS from being a major gay health problem?

Neenyah Ostrom, who reported on CFIDS for a decade at "New York Native," has written three books giving a detailed history of the research on CFIDS. She has reported on a long list of symptoms and immune aberrations have been found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; virtually all of them can also be found in AIDS patients. These include problems with T-cells, natural killer cells, B-cells, and monocytes. There are serious neurological, digestive and cardiac symptoms that AIDS and CFIDS share. Where are all the gay men with the often serious CFIDS problems? Do they have some special immunological protection against CFIDS? Or is it that every gay person who has AIDS also has CFIDS? How does that work? How do doctors treat CFIDS in an AIDS patient? How come we never read anything about that?

The medical literature is full of suggestions that, at the very least, CFIDS is AIDS-like. Some research suggests that an even stronger statement about its relationship to AIDS could be made. Nancy Klimas, one of the pioneering CFS researchers, led a team of scientists who concluded in 1990 that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome could be considered "a form of acquired immunodeficiency." Paul Cheney, one of the first medical doctors to look closely at the epidemic of CFS, has referred to it as "AIDS minor." Others have somewhat bizarrely called it an epidemic of something that could be called the "mirror-image of AIDS." Well, what about the gay community? Where is the epidemic of the "mirror image of AIDS" in the AIDS-besieged gay community? What is the difference between a gay person with AIDS and a gay person with "the mirror-image of AIDS." I bet that virtually no members of the gay community are aware that there could be thousands of members of their community with the contagious "mirror image of AIDS."

Saying that CFIDS is not a fatal condition and doesn't deserve any serious attention is not really a fact-based statement. A number of people with CFIDS do seem to have died of complications of their conditions. A Massachusetts-based organization for CFIDS patients has a page of obituaries in every issue of their newsletter and many of the deceased people they report on seem to have died from problems related to their CFIDS. When was the last time you heard of a gay person dying of complications of CFIDS? And even though it may not always be fatal, many CFIDS patients describe their lives as living hells. Why do we not read a steady stream of stories in gay publications about gay people coping with CFIDS? Some estimates of the number of people suffering from CFIDS in the United States go as high as 14 million. If we use the 5% number which is often used to estimate the number of gay people in America, where are the 700,000 cases of CFIDS in the gay community? How about just 100,000? That should still be a noticeable blip on the medical radar screen. The gay community has been living under a medical microscope for two decades. If there is a major contagious epidemic that is AIDS-like, one would think that there would be all kinds of studies of this AIDS-like epidemic in the gay community.

Some people seem to have made careers out of studying the illnesses of gay people. And yet one never hears of public health warnings about the transmission of CFIDS in the gay community. There are no gay CFIDS commissions, no gay CFIDS ribbons, no gay CFIDS subway posters, no GAY CFIDS benefits, no CFIDS quilts. If the worst estimate of CFIDS incidence is accurate, it would seem reasonable to suggest that for every gay AIDS patient a gay doctor has in his practice, he should have one or two--or more--gay CFIDS patients. And given the similarity of their symptoms, how does the doctor keep his patients straight? It is theoretically possible that a new AIDS patient will have more T-cells than an old CFIDS patient. If a gay person has the symptoms and immune abnormalities of CFIDS which look just like the symptoms and immune abnormalities of AIDS, and tests negative for HIV, is he given a clean bill of health? And why are gay doctors not warning the gay community about the possibility of contracting CFIDS and giving it to others? Gay people are issued every other imaginable kind of medical and lifestyle warning. Why none for CFIDS? Are we supposed to believe that the gay community is somehow miraculously immune to CFIDS? That would certainly be a fascinating finding. And perhaps a bogus one too.

There is a far more parsimonious explanation for why we don't hear about a massive CFIDS epidemic in the gay community. Let's just say for now that it is very curious that most CFIDS patients tend to be neither gay nor Black while most AIDS patients tend to be gay or Black or both. Nothing political is going on here, right? Gay men are told that the key to protecting their immune system is knowing the HIV antibody status of their partners. But what if their partners have CFIDS? Why are gay men and lesbians not warned to ask about the CFIDS status of their partners, and not urged to inform their partners if they have any CFIDS symptoms? For that matter, given that CFIDS has been presented by research an an essentially heterosexual AIDS-like illness, why are heterosexuals not warned about transmitting or contracting CFIDS? Where are CFIDS warning posters in heterosexual bars? Needless to say, I think there is a Pandora's Box of a story here. It is one that could lead to a change in the way we look at AIDS and CFIDS. It might even lead to a major medical and scientific paradigm shift. But for the time being, can someone just answer this simple question: where is the major epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the gay community?


If you like what we're doing at HHV-6 and support our mission, please help us continue our work by purchasing a copy of Truth to Power at Amazon here.

Truth to Power exposes the truth about HHV-6, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the fearless way Woodward and Bernstein exposed the truth about Watergate.“Charles Ortleb and the New York Native which he so brilliantly led was the absolutely indispensable source for all information—medical, political, personal—in the first five years of the AIDS epidemic when the major media in this country as well as the medical establishment tried so hard to avoid the topic.  Not since I.F.Stone have we seen how important individual investigative journalism could be in breaking through society’s silence, when silence indeed equaled death.  It is good to finally have the Native’s heroic work put on the historical record for all to see.”
       —Michael Denneny, author of Decent Passions and Lovers: The Story of Two Men

"A rollicking, fascinating and important memoir.”
—Hillary Johnson, author of Osler's Web, Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic

This amazing book is about one of the biggest medical and scientific mistakes and crimes in history: the cover-up of the truth about the role of a virus called HHV-6 in AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, cancer, autism and many illnesses that you may already have that are chronic and mysterious. The odds are that you or someone in your family are now infected with HHV-6, the real AIDS virus. HHV-6 doesn't care if you are black or white, straight or gay. HHV-6 is the pandemic of our time. Everyone is at risk.

Yes, this is a very serious book, but when you read this masterpiece of journalism and history, you will feel like you are watching a suspenseful movie.

*Truth to Power explains how the CDC made the tragic mistake of blaming HIV for AIDS while the real AIDS virus, HHV-6, spread throughout the world.

*Truth to Power takes you inside the corrupt, hardball world of AIDS research.

*Truth to Power reveals how the CDC has covered up a massive epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

*Truth to Power explains why HHV-6 has become the biggest public health problem in the world.

*Truth to Power reveals how HHV-6 may threaten your health and the health of your family and friends.

*Truth to Power uncovers the terrifying possibility that the virus HHV-6 is also infecting the pets of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

*Truth to Power shows you how political American science has become and why so many honest whistleblowers have been silenced.

Charles Ortleb’s Truth to Power takes you inside the New York Native, one of the most unique and courageous newspapers of the twentieth century. Shortly after starting his small New York City newspaper in late 1980, one of the biggest scientific and political stories of our time fell into his lap in the form of the AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic. What he did with that story has secured his newspaper’s place in history. Under his guidance, a succession of intrepid journalists did some of their greatest work uncovering the crucial facts about the labyrinthine epidemic. The New York Times recently described Ortleb as "visionary."

Ortleb made the decision to follow the facts wherever they led. His team of uncompromising investigative reporters inevitably stepped on the toes of the most powerful people in the medical and political establishment. Perhaps not surprisingly, the latter fought back by seeking to discredit the New York Native and even, in time, close its doors. But Ortleb stood his ground for as long as possible and as a result the world now can have a clear understanding of the relationship of AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and HHV-6, the transmissible virus that now threatens everyone on this planet.

Truth to Power is not just a compelling work of journalism and history, but also a major contribution to the intellectual life of our time.



Julian Lake's most recent collection of cartoons about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS is here.


To learn more about HHV-6, AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the corrupt public health science at the CDC and NIH, read Truth to Power, or Iatrogenocide, or if you really have a sense of humor and like wicked satire, Pig: A Memoir.


What's really going on in AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and autism research? Listen to these podcasts:





Julian Lake's most recent collection of cartoons about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS is here.

To learn more about HHV-6, AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the corrupt public health science at the CDC and NIH, read Truth to Power, or Iatrogenocide, or if you really have a sense of humor and like wicked satire, Pig: A Memoir.


What's really going on in AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and autism research? Listen to these podcasts:


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