Thursday, December 9, 2010

I've returned

After a long hiatus, I'm back.  The last year has been rather uneventful for me - I've had opportunities to pursue research, but unfortunately with the turn of events, I found that I could not undertake research that was against my beliefs.  Science is fraught with politics, and they say the best scientists are those that are independent thinkers - Albert Einstein's theory of relativity was laughed at at first...  Same situation is happening with Judy Mikovits.  But meanwhile, I've taken on consulting work for a couple of biotech companies on contract.  But I am as passionate as ever about CFS and XMRV.


  1. I'm glad you're back, Dr. Luckett. I've missed your insights.

    Patricia Carter
    XMRV+, 24 years ME

  2. Welcome back and looking forward to read more about MECFS

  3. Welcome back!

    Einstein had it easy compared to the situation WPI and Dr Mikovits are in. First there's the triple whammy of ingrained sexism against both Annette Whittemore and Dr JM, plus the erroneous belief that this disease affects mostly females. Then there's the whole political game of denying the viral evidence that's been there since the 1980's at the least in the US and even earlier in UK. Then there's the collusion between the insurance industry and the psych-quacks.

    If you can bear it, I would like to see more written here on the corruption and the venal politics that now infect scientific "research".

    In writing my elected representatives about this subject, specifically the corruption at CDC, I've been told by those elected officials they don't want to involve politics in science - as if it weren't already dominated by politics.

    This kind of innocence/ignorance in the public mind begs for sunshine and education. If you don't want to speak publicly, I would hope you would reveal what you know to one of the few journalists who seem to be interested in following the truth of this sordid chapter in the history of medicine.

    As you may be aware, WPI has a project to educate interested physicians about treatment for ME/CFS. Dr Jamie Deckoff-Jones has joined them - she's the Dr. with ME/CFS who has recovered to around 80% after 9 months on antiretrovirals originally developed for HIV. I would like to see you and professionals like you join this effort to at least educate the medical profession, since the institutions whose job it is have done the opposite.

    It's been a year and two months since the Lombardi study was published in Science. Most of the hotshots - the "big men" - in scientific research, are still organizing conferences, patting each other on the back and fondling themselves while those of us who have had this disease for decades get worse and worse. Now is the time for honest researchers like you to join together in a coalition of honest researchers and fight the darkness.

    Thanks for coming down on the right side. It seems like most doctors and researchers don't "get it" unless they or someone they care about actually have this disease.