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Letters from the 'Secret Files' on ME locked away until 2071

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Countrygirl, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member


    The above is a blog that contains a link to some of the material that is part of the so-called Secret Files locked away under the Official Secrets’ Act until 2071. It contains a number of letters from post-grad student Doris Jones and the MRC. I was in contact with her in the early 90s and if I recall correctly she was working on her MSc and aiming for a PhD at the time. She was researching the cause of ME and was particularly interested in the role of antibiotics and vaccinations in the causation of the disease. She alerted me to the dangers of septrin which I had been taking regularly for several years and she put me in contact with two people with ME who started the support group for people who had developed it after taking septrim/Bactrim. I know the pharmaceutical company finally paid them compensation, so they must have accepted some degree of culpability for ME.

    I am not, frankly, impressed by the blog itself, but I guess it was written by someone who does not have personal experience of ME.

    Here are a couple of quotes from the letters.

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  2. picante

    picante Senior Member

    Helena, MT USA
    Fascinating -- A glimpse into suppressed information!
  3. cigana

    cigana Senior Member

    It has long been my suspicion that the reason behind the classification of these documents is the vaccine issue. It has always striked me as odd that the politics in this disease seem to be so tenaciously against any progress. And with the lead role being played for so long by military pyschiatrist Simon Wessely who is so clearly used by the government to deny any possible biological plausibility to a range of diseases that might implicate the state as culpable. It is not by accident that any scientifst who dares to suggest vaccines might not be wholly safe tends to end up with a career in shreds.

    In my opinion no scientific discussion of this neuroimmune illness would be complete without genuine analysis of the role played by vaccinations. The vaccination programme is unlikely to go without its casualties and we already know it is responsible for triggering some percentage of MECFS cases. The question always in the back of my mind is what in percentage does it play a serious role?

    Anyone interested in the link between chronic neuro immune illnesses and vaccines might want to read the evidence laid out in Mikovitz's book Plague.
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