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Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by LJS, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. akrasia

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    The Corriere della Sera article is a translation of David Tuller's article in the NY Times.
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just went to the Daily Mail article to see if they had published the comment I posted around 1pm. They haven't published any comments at all (must all be awaiting moderation) but they have updated the article: the stuff at the bottom with the quotes from AfME calling for UK govt research is new.

    It's promising that they're updating - they're obviously starting to do their own investigating beyond the contents of the press release. I'm pleased to see it.
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    this is amazing news, if it is true!!! thanks for posting.

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    Rrrr Senior Member

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    what a GREAT job the starter of this tread is doing, keeping that list of media articles!
  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    If only Tiger Woods hadn't chosen yesterday to announce his divorce!
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    Rrrr Senior Member

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    the comments on the washington post article are HORRIBLE

    Washington Post: Chronic fatigue study points to retrovirus
  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I remember a lot of horrible stuff when the Science study was in the papers online last October. We have to remember that there are plenty of sociopaths on the internet who love nothing more than to try to hurt people at a distance, behind a cloak of anonymity. They probably trawl the net looking for people to upset. Their opinions are worthless. They're not representative.
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    Yes to World-Wide Panic :)

    Hi Sickofcfs, perhaps it's my "Inner Revolutionary" speaking, but I kind of wouldn't mind at least a little bit of world-wide panic. :cool::Retro wink:
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Can't remember if anyone provided a link to Bloomberg's coverage of the paper - here it is.
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    You're right, there are an awful lot of psychologically sick people out there, and it isn't us, it's the idiots that leave comments such as: "Maybe the people are just tired and lazy. I know I feel this way sometimes, especially the older I get." and then get recommended for it. :Retro mad:
  11. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just read it - interesting that they lead on which companies manufacture the most promising ARVs! That's Bloomberg's for you.
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    Jemal,
    I also read it in Dutch and it really seems that there is another study done by De Meirleir... great nieuws ! let's hope he will reveal the results in the September presentation in Belgium.
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    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    Me neither -- a little bit, anyway. Unfortunately, the governments don't seem to agree with us on this one. ;)
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    But the Governments aren't reporting it- Journalists are. Some of the articles mention the risk to the Blood Supply, but it doesn't seem to raise many eyebrows.

    I don't quite get it.
  17. biophile

    biophile Places I'd rather be.

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    ME/CFS has been dismissed so many times that it is now second nature. This is going to be a steep uphill battle to reverse years of prejudice and pseudo-skepticism. We are going to hear the "correlation is not causation" argument ad infinitum to dismiss this study and even future studies which do suggest causation. Also, much of the world may be suffering from "pandemic fatigue" after how Swine Flu turned out.
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    The odd thing about this is that just 6 weeks ago the Independent was the only UK mainstream that was reporting on the conflict arising between the CDC and NIH studies and it caused a great deal of interest - surely they should be following up their own story.
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    Look under Washington Wire. That's where I found it. My computer is so s l o w today.
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    True, but government-paid scientists and their political superiors are reporting it. I'm not suggesting that they're lying -- certainly not Alter, Lo, et al -- but that everyone involved is encouraged to put a soft spin on it for the purpose of avoiding a panic. FDA, NIH, CDC don't scream "Blood supply is contaminated with a retrovirus!", so the media doesn't see it. YET. Some journalist will start digging and find out that ME/CFS is more than being a little tired, and that "mouse virus" means an immune affecting (infecting?) retrovirus, and so on. But it will take some time so the public can adjust slowly to this news.

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