On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children. When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, “Oh my God!”
The resulting investigation would be like no other in science.
For Dr. Mikovits, a twenty-year veteran of the National Cancer Institute, this was the midpoint of a five-year journey that would start with the founding of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, and end with her as a witness for the federal government against her former employer, Harvey Whittemore, for illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
On this journey Dr. Mikovits would face the scientific prejudices against CFS, wander into the minefield that is autism, and through it all struggle to maintain her faith in God and the profession to which she had dedicated her life. This is a story for anybody interested in the peril, promise, and corruption of science at the very highest levels.
In this week’s interview of GFM Media, we will discuss, among other things, how prominent journals like Nature, Cell, and Science are damaging science. Case in point: the day before receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. Randy Schekman published a piece in The Guardian newspaper in which he declared his intention to never submit another piece of research to the journals, Science, Cell, Nature, and others like them because they are not serving the best interests of humanity and society.
Judy A. Mikovits has spent her life training to be a research scientist to honor her grandfather who died of cancer when she was a teenager. Dr. Mikovits earned her BA from University of Virginia and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from George Washington University. In her 35-year quest to understand and treat chronic diseases, she has studied immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, virology and drug development. In just over twenty years she rose from an entry-level lab technician to become director of the lab of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms at the National Cancer Institute before leaving to direct the Cancer Biology program at EpiGenX Pharmaceuticals in Santa Barbara California.
Judy Mikovits’ revelations around tainted vaccines and contaminated blood have caused shockwaves that resulted in the censoring and suppression of her work, and smearing of her character. Tonight, we look to discover why.
Having spent the last four years defending herself against bogus charges, whilst enduring four years of forced silence due to a court-ordered gag order, Judy’s life and career have changed forever, yet she continues to speak the truth. Join us, 9 pm Sydney time on Global Freedom Movement Media, as Judy Mikovits sets the story straight.