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Article: XMRV Confirmation Around the Corner? Journalists Report FDA/NIH Confirm XMRV

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  1. Phoenix Rising Team

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    a friend suggested to me that this news was purposefully leaked by the NIH (or by Alter alone?) to the dutch journalists, knowing it would go "viral" online. a trial test balloon, to see how the public reacts. let the news out slowly...?
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    Honestly my guess, actually, is that they are appalled to see this out there. I think the researchers, in particular, would like to have a 'clean release'. I don't know how, on the other hand, the Dutch journalists got it - someone must have given it to them. In any case they're getting their reaction! ;)
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    Awesome. “Truth is generally the best vindication against slander” Abraham Lincoln
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    Really nice writing Cort. Two Paws up!
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    It seems that the conference organizers simply made Alter's Powerpoint presentation publicly available over the web. That seems the only thing on which the Dutch press is based.

    Oops.
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    (heheheh) Gotta love the web. (big grins)
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    Gotta love the web, indeed :cool::cool:
  10. My guess is that Gert, the editor-in-chief of the Dutch magazine ORTHO, or one of his/her colleagues, is a "friend" with interest in CFS since 1988...

    "ORTHO is a Dutch magazine for health professionals focusing on nutrition and dietary supplements. ORTHO has been publishing reports on CFS since 1988. Editor-in-chief: Gert E. Schuitemaker (PhD). Tel: + 31 (0) 315 695211 / + 49 (0) 170 808 9484. E-mail: ortho@orthoeurope.com."

    Great job Cort!

    Elisabeth
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    Very interesting Elizabeth. Well, they certainly got us going. The WSJ just blogged about it.
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    Many thanks again Cort for keeping us so fully informed on all the latest developments and research findings world wide (now). All the best to you and team.
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    Thanks Enid! I hope we got this 'scoop' right; only time will tell. :)
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    I personally would be appalled if I was one of the scientists involved in this study. Leaks are not helpful.

    You don't want people to have their mind made up before they've seen the actual results.
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    Well, I don't know. People already had their minds made up--or were tilting strongly in one direction. So now, some are tilting in the other direction. We all await the official publication!

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