Tuesday, March 1, 2011

X Rx: The Next Step

 
The paradigm has changed. It's the virus stupid. Even a doctor should be able to see it. It's an AIDS-like illness. Infection, inflammation, immunodeficiency. Just because it doesn't overwhelm the host like HIV doesn't mean we should throw out everything that's been learned in that disease. Now we even have a primate model. Not that we should have needed monkeys to prove it when we have millions of human beings freely sharing their by now many viruses. But the macaques show what the so-called Center For Disease Control should have figured out in 1991, when Elaine De Freitas published her paper:
Retroviral sequences related to human T-lymphotropic virus type II in patients with chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome. DeFreitas

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