Sunday, March 26, 2006


Why are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) -- the same exact disorder -- named two different things in the most powerful nations in the world (United States, United Kingdom, and Australia)?

Why are CFS and ME so prevalent in these three allied countries?

Why is ME mindfully categorized as a psychiatric disorder, in the United Kingdom, even though there is objective evidence (and millions of immunodeficient patients) that contradicts otherwise?

Why does ME have a barely pronounceable naming convention? In the USA, why does the medical establishment label the CFS disease paradigm with such a belittling name, which hardly portrays the severity of the illness? And, why do you only get a CFS diagnosis when you are barely hanging on by a thread?

Why does idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL/HIV-Negative AIDS) -- the most advanced stage of CFS -- have such a tongue-twister of a name as well?

Why are Gulf War Illnesses/Syndromes (GWI/S) commingled in the same, we-are-going-to-neglect-you-and-could-not-care-any-less-about-you, bucket as CFS/ME patients?

Am I a GWI/S patient?

Or are they CFS/ME patients?

Why was the major media momentum on HIV-Negative AIDS (idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia) abruptly halted at the 1992 International AIDS conference, one year after the Persian Gulf War I?

"As you are no doubt aware, NIAID head Anthony Fauci quelled the only important public debate that ever sprang up around this anomoly, in 1992, when doctors at an AIDS conference in Amsterdam started revealing that they had scores of HIV-negative "AIDS" cases. Fauci flew in to the conference from the U.S. on Air Force Two and held a press conference that swiftly hammered any rising curiosity right out of the press body, by informing them that these cases had nothing to do with AIDS and were their own disease (ICL). He added that focusing attention on this was irresponsible. Heads nodded and notepads whooshed, as pages were filled with the new doctrine. Before you could shake a stick at any of it, the CDC had renamed all HIV-negative cases "ICL,"...
(Celia Farber, NYPress, Volume 18, Issue 2, The Mail)

Do I have CFS/ICL?
Or do I have ICL/AIDS?

Statistically speaking, I know that my idiopathic illness is not rare, so why are there no research programs in the USA aimed at determining the cause of CFS and/or idiopathic lymphocytopenia ( Why, when you search the internet for my idiopathic illness, am I one of the top 10 resources that comes up -- even present-day medical journal citations are hard to find? Why do I (i.e., my blood) have to go keep going out of the USA to pursue a systemic diagnosis?

Does anybody actually believe that they can find a cure for an illness, without first understanding its cause? Why was NIH/CDC funding, apportioned to CFS research, throughout the 1990's mysteriously misrouted? And, why do so many CFS/ME patients test positive for the bacteria, Borreliosis (a.k.a. Lyme), even though there has been no exposure to, or risk for, ticks?

Why are US-based scientists, who question the HIV paradigm, banished to other countries to pursue their research studies (e.g., Dr. Peter Duesberg Ph.D.), finding that all their government-sponsored funding has vanished (e.g., Dr. W. John Martin M.D. Ph.D.)? Why isn't my government (i.e., those who purportedly work for me, not vice versa) more supportive of, and intrigued by, research for millions of its ailing/dying, CFS-diagnosed citizens? Do you think it's possible that my government already knows exactly what is causing CFS/ME, which would explain why it needn't conduct any more research, so rather than spending their time trying to fix the problem they choose to spend their time (i.e., my tax money) trying to mask the truth by creating a facade built of smoke-and-mirrors?

Why do CFS/ME patients allow themselves to be oppressed and muted? We are the ones with the (a)cquired (i)mmune (d)eficiency (s)yndromes. We are the A.I.D.S. patients and all of our research funding goes towards fueling a, clearly bogus, HIV paradigm -- which falsely stigmatizes, demoralizes and, in some cases, criminalizes very healthy HIV+ individuals, who are being brainwashed into drugging themselves to death.

Why aren't more people outraged?




Thursday, March 02, 2006

CHRONOLOGY OF ME & CFS (1934-1984)

"In order to think about "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)" clearly, it's imperative to bring the events that led up to the creation of CFS into "epidemic" context. 

There were many outbreaks globally of similar or identical illnesses before the 1984 outbreak in Incline Village, Nevada, and the surrounding Lake Tahoe area. There have been many since. But the outbreak in Lake Tahoe is the one that brought the CDC out to investigate, and the one that gave birth to the name "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome." (PRIME-TIME LIVE NEWSCAST - 12-MINUTES)  (Not far from two U.S. Air Force Bases (map) and a heaping pile of controversial nuclear waste (AKA YUCCA MOUNTAIN)

Radiation Page of the National CFIDS Foundation: Medical Research 

In 1956, Dr. Melvin Ramsay formally coined the name "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, (ME)" applying it to the Royal Free outbreak in 1955 (see below ). After 30 years of investigation, Ramsay developed a definition of the illness that has stood the test of time. As Dr. Ramsay stated, "Eponyms such as `Akuryeru Disease'. `Iceland Disease' and `Royal Free Disease' have also been used in the case of particular outbreaks. These have the disadvantage that they obscure the all important fact that the disease has been reported world-wide."

WHO has recognized "ME" as a distinct organic neurological disorder since 1969(36-PG PDF. BE PATIENT AND WAIT FOR IT TO LOAD: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners)  However, when the CDC created the term "CFS," a great many patients who fit the clinical definition of ME were cut off from a legitimate infectious neurological disease diagnosis, and trapped in the broad wastebasket term "CFS."

Outbreaks prior to Incline Village, NV 
include (but are not limited to):

1934 -   Los Angeles, CA County Hospital - Atypical Poliomyelitis
1936 -   Fond Du Lac, WI - St. Agnes Convent - Encephalitis
1937 -   Erstfeld, Switzerland - Abortive Poliomyelitis
1937 -   St. Gallen, Switzerland - Frohburg Hospital Abortive Poliomyelitis
1939 -   Middlesex, England - Harefield Sanatorium - persistent Myalgia following sore throat
1939 -   Degersheim, Switzerland - Abortive Poliomyelitis

1945 -   Hospital of UPenn - epidemic Pleurodynia with prominent neurological symptoms and no demonstrable cause
1946 -   Iceland, disease resembling Poliomyelitis with the character of Akureyri disease
1948 -   Iceland, North Coast towns - epidemic simulating Poliomyelitis
1949 -   Adelaide, South Australia - a disease resembling Poliomyelitis

1950 -   Louisville, KY -- St. Joseph's Infirmary - outbreak in nurses' training school described as "epidemic Neuromyasthenia"
1950 - Upper State NY - outbreak resembling the Iceland disease simulating acute Anterior Poliomyelitis
1952 -   London, England - Middlesex Hospital Nurses' Home - Encephalomyelitis associated with Poliomyelitis virus
1952 -   Copenhagen, Denmark - epidemic Myositis
1952 -   Lakeland, FL - epidemic Neuromyasthenia
1953 -   Coventry and District, England - illness resembling Poliomyelitis observed in nurses
1953 -   Rockville, MD - Chestnut Lodge Hospital - Poliomyelitis-like epidemic Neuromyasthenia
1953 -  Jutland, Denmark - epidemic Encephalitis with vertigo
1954 -  Seward, AK - benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Iceland Disease)
1954 -   Berlin, Germany - British army - further outbreak of a disease resembling Poliomyelitis
1954 -   Liverpool, England - outbreak among medical and nursing staff in a local hospital
1955 -   Dalston, Cumbria, England - epidemic and sporadic outbreak of an unusual disease
1955 -   London, England - Royal Free Hospital - outbreak in staff and patients of Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
1955 -   Perth, Australia - virus epidemic in waves
1955 -   Gilfac Goch, Wales - outbreak of benign ME
1955 -   Durban City, South Africa - Addington Hospital - outbreak among nurses of "Durban Mystery Disease"
1955 -   Segbwema, Sierra Leone - outbreak of Encephalomyelitis
1955 -   Patreksfjorour and Porshofn, Iceland - unusual response to polio vaccine
1955 -   NW London, England - nurses' residential home - acute Infective Encephalomyelitis simulating poliomyelitis

1956 -   Ridgefield, CT - epidemic Neuromyasthenia
1956 -   Punta Gorda, FL - outbreak of epidemic Neuromyasthenia
1956 -   Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England - Lymphocytic Meningoencephalitis with myalgia and rash
1956 -   Pittsfield and Williamstown, MA - benign ME
1956 -   Coventry, England - epidemic malaise, benign ME
1957 -   Brighton, South Australia - Cocksakie Echo virus Meningitis, epidemic Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
1958 -   Athens, Greece - nurses' school - outbreak of benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis with periostitis and arthopathy noted.
1958 -   SW London, England - reports of sporadic cases of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
1959 -   Newcastle Upon Tyne, England - outbreak of benign ME

1961 -   Basel, Switzerland - sporadic cases of benign ME
1961 -   NY State - outbreak of epidemic Neuromyasthenia in a convent
1964 -   NW London, England - epidemic malaise, epidemic Neuromyasthenia
1964 -   Franklin, KY - outbreak of Neuromyasthenia in a factory
1967 -   Edinburgh, Scotland - sporadic cases resembling benign ME
1968 -   Fraidek, Lebanon - benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
1969 -   Brooklyn, NY - State University of NY Downstate Medical Center - epidemic Neuromyasthenia, unidentified symptom complex

1970 -   Lackland Air Force Base, TX - epidemic Neuromyasthenia
1970 -   London, England - Great Ormond St Hospital for Children - outbreak of Neuromyasthenia among nurses
1975 -   Sacramento, CA - Mercy San Juan Hospital - Infectious Venulitis, epidemic Phelobodynia
1976 -   SW Ireland - epidemic Neuromyasthenia, benign ME
1977 -   Dallas - Fort Worth, TX - epidemic Neuromyasthenia
1979 -   Southampton, England - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

1980 -   West Kilbridge, Ayrshire, Scotland - epidemic ME
1980 -   San Francisco, CA - epidemic persistent flu-like illness
1981 -   Stirlingshire, Scotland - sporadic Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
1982 -   West Otago, Dunedin and Hamilton, New Zealand - ME
1983 -   Los Angeles, CA - initial cases of an unknown, chronic symptom complex involving profound "fatigue"

1984 -   Lake Tahoe Area of CA/NV - start of a year-long epidemic involving over 160 cases of chronic illness eventually characterized as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)..." (PRIME-TIME LIVE NEWS - 12M) 

{source: broken link} + {Wiki} + {Osler's Web: Inside CFS Epidemic.}


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