January 22, 2010, Santa Barbara XMRV Seminar by Whittemore Peterson Research Director Dr. Judy MikovitsDr. Mikovits, hear-say fear-mongering sales rep for XMRV tests at VIP Dx.
So you can be infected with retroviruses and be carriers and not be sick. And that’s one reason to be tested. If there is a genetic susceptibility, which we’re looking to, maybe a reason, an immune defect that was unknown as to why some people get sick and others don’t. You certainly want to know where the virus is, so if you’re a carrier you can protect your family.
Do you know how many have tested with VIP-Dx, and how many are positive?
I don’t work with the company. They only take samples two days a week because it takes three days to do that, so they’ve done hundreds of samples in the last couple of months, and at least half of them are positive. Or 40 percent. And again, their doctors are looking at, the doctors who are well versed with CFS, so they’re immediately sending off. Dr. Cheney, Dr. Klimas, a doctor in Canada, Ellie Stein, maybe even Susan Levine in New York. I’m not sure, because it’s illegal for me to know those data because there’s confidentiality between the patient and the physician. But quite a number and, yes, it’s there.
Contrast with what she said 1 year and 8 months later:
Jon Cohen on 4 October 2011:
'No, no, no, no,' " says Mikovits of the test. "I've asked them for the better part of 2 years to show me that what we got in Lombardi et al. is the same thing they're selling to patients."
What *they* are selling? It is always the others, who are at fault, isn't it, Dr. Mikovits?
BTW, XMRV Testing was announced October 2009, three month before the sales talk by Dr. Mikovits – so Dr. Mikovits must have found her conscience right after the Jan 2010 talk, if she "asked them for the better part of 2 years to show me that what we got in Lombardi et al. is the same thing they're selling to patients.".