Judy Mikovits

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Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, was an ME/CFS scientist, researcher and previously the research director at the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI). She is one of the authors of the 2011 case definition, International Consensus Criteria for ME.[1] Her work focus now centers mostly on autism and opposition to vaccines, and she has not published peer-reviewed research since 2013.[2] Judy Mikovits founded M.A.R.C. Inc with Dr Francis Ruscetti in 2016.

XMRV

In 2009, Dr Mikovits led the team that published a paper suggesting a connection between the XMRV retrovirus and ME/CFS, which was the later retracted in 2011.[3][4] Dr. Mikovits participated in a large study in 2012 that indicated that there was no association between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and either Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus or Polytropic Murine Leukemia Virus.[5]

Arrest & lawsuit

Mikovits was fired from the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) in 2011.[6] After her departure there was a legal dispute, involving her arrest, with the WPI.[7] Dr Mikovits' case against her critics was dismissed in February 2016.[8][9]

Book - Plague

In 2014 Dr Mikovits published a book called Plague about her experiences and research.

COVID-19 and Plandemic

In May of 2020, Dr Judy Mikovits released a preview for a documentary, Plandemic. It was removed from YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms, as it was flagged as health misinformation.[10] Mikovits made assertions that put others' health at risk, such as the claim that wearing a face-mask "activates" the virus.[11]

Mikovits has not published any peer-reviewed research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 illness.[2]

Talks and interviews

Notable studies in ME/CFS

  • 2011, Failure to Confirm XMRV/MLVs in the Blood of Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Multi-Laboratory Study[17] - (Full text)]
  • 2012, A multicenter blinded analysis indicates no association between chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis and either xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus or polytropic murine leukemia virus.[5] - (Full text)
  • 2012, A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial of the TLR-3 agonist rintatolimod in severe cases of chronic fatigue syndrome[18] - (Full Text)

See also

Learn more

References

  1. Carruthers, Bruce M.; van de Sande, Marjorie I.; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Broderick, Gordon; Mitchell, Terry; Staines, Donald; Powles, A. C. Peter; Speight, Nigel; Vallings, Rosamund; Bateman, Lucinda; Baumgarten-Austrheim, Barbara; Bell, David; Carlo-Stella, Nicoletta; Chia, John; Darragh, Austin; Jo, Daehyun; Lewis, Donald; Light, Alan; Marshall-Gradisnik, Sonya; Mena, Ismael; Mikovits, Judy; Miwa, Kunihisa; Murovska, Modra; Pall, Martin; Stevens, Staci (Aug 22, 2011). "Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria". Journal of Internal Medicine. 270 (4): 327–338. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x. ISSN 0954-6820. PMC 3427890Freely accessible. PMID 21777306. 
  2. 2.02.1 "Judy MIKOVITS". ResearchGate. Retrieved May 10, 2020. 
  3. Lombardi, Vincent C.; Ruscetti, Francis W.; Gupta, Jaydip Das; Pfost, Max A.; Hagen, Kathryn S.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Ruscetti, Sandra K.; Bagni, Rachel K.; Petrow-Sadowski, Cari (Oct 23, 2009). "Detection of an Infectious Retrovirus, XMRV, in Blood Cells of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Science. 326 (5952): 585–589. doi:10.1126/science.1179052. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 19815723. 
  4. Oransky, Author Ivan (Dec 22, 2011). "Chronic fatigue syndrome-XMRV paper retracted by Science, completely this time". Retraction Watch. Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  5. 5.05.1 Alter, Harvey J.; Mikovits, Judy A.; Switzer, William M.; Ruscetti, Francis W.; Lo, Shyh-Ching; Klimas, Nancy; Komaroff, Anthony L.; Montoya, Jose G.; Bateman, Lucinda; Levine, Susan; Peterson, Daniel; Levin, Bruce; Hanson, Maureen R.; Genfi, Afia; Bhat, Meera; Zheng, HaoQiang; Wang, Richard; Li, Bingjie; Hung, Guo-Chiuan; Lee, Li Ling; Sameroff, Stephen; Heneine, Walid; Coffin, John; Hornig, Mady; Lipkin, W. Ian (Sep 18, 2012). "A Multicenter Blinded Analysis Indicates No Association Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Either Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus or Polytropic Murine Leukemia Virus". mBio. 3 (5): e00266–12. doi:10.1128/mBio.00266-12. PMC 3448165Freely accessible. PMID 22991430. Retrieved May 10, 2020. 
  6. Marcus, Amy Dockser (Oct 3, 2011). "Scientist Who Led XMRV Research Team Let Go". WSJ. Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  7. Cohen, Jon (Nov 19, 2011). "Controversial CFS Researcher Arrested and Jailed". Science | AAAS. Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  8. "Judy Anne Mikovits v. Adam Garcia et al (2:14-cv-08909), California Central District Court". www.pacermonitor.com. Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  9. Palus, Shannon (Feb 16, 2016). "Court dismisses lawsuit by XMRV-chronic fatigue syndrome researcher". Retraction Watch. Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  10. Dean, Sam (May 9, 2020). "Facebook and YouTube race to squash viral video full of coronavirus lies". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2020. 
  11. Hale, James. "YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter Crack Down On COVID-19 Conspiracy Film 'Plandemic'". tubefilter. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
  12. Invest in ME Research. "IIMEC3". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 17, 2020. 
  13. Invest in ME Research. "IIMEC4". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 18, 2020. 
  14. Invest in ME Research. "IIMEC5 International ME Conference 2010". www.investinme.org. Retrieved May 10, 2020. 
  15. Verrillo, Erica (Jun 1, 2014). "Plague: An Interview With Judy Mikovits". Prohealth. Retrieved Feb 18, 2020. 
  16. Invest in ME Research. "IIMEC6 International ME Conference 2011". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 18, 2020. 
  17. Simmons, Graham; Glynn, Simone A.; Komaroff, Anthony L.; Mikovits, Judy A.; Tobler, Leslie H.; Hackett, John; Tang, Ning; Switzer, William M.; Heneine, Walid (Nov 11, 2011). "Failure to Confirm XMRV/MLVs in the Blood of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Multi-Laboratory Study". Science. 334 (6057): 814–817. doi:10.1126/science.1213841. ISSN 0036-8075. PMC 3299483Freely accessible. PMID 21940862. 
  18. Strayer, David R.; Carter, William A.; Stouch, Bruce C.; Stevens, Staci R.; Bateman, Lucinda; Cimoch, Paul J.; Lapp, Charles W.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Mitchell, William M. (Mar 14, 2012). "A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Clinical Trial of the TLR-3 Agonist Rintatolimod in Severe Cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". PLoS ONE. 7 (3): e31334. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031334. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 3303772Freely accessible. PMID 22431963. 

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

double blinded trial - A clinical trial is double blinded if neither the participants nor the researchers know which treatment group they are allocated to until after the results are interpreted. This reduces bias. (Learn more: www.nottingham.ac.uk)

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