Home Health A Plague on Your House, or Theirs?

A Plague on Your House, or Theirs?


by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB.

A review of Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, and Other Diseases, by Kent Heckenlively, JD, and Judy Mikovits, PhD.

“Plague” is a very refreshing book. It’s all about honesty, and an honest gal, Judy Mikovits. (I’ve met Judy; she’s very likable as well as super-smart.)

The book reveals massive dishonesty in science. Yep, that sort of became the norm a couple of decades ago. The author, Kent Heckenlively, gives scientists a great drubbing here. He has been a careful chronicler of exactly what went on in Judy’s case, which had to do with her finding a retrovirus, XMRV, in the disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

She was arrested, without a warrant, for stealing her own research notes. It was a case without any merit but we are in a law-disrespecting world. The purpose of the arrest, you can bet on this, was to send a message to all biologists: Keep your mitts off the subject matter of CFS and autism.

I think Heckenlively and Mikovits have missed a point about something, or maybe they feel they mustn’t say it, so I will say it. Namely, the attack on Judy, which involved putting her in jail, and making her declare bankruptcy, and slandering her in the journals, must have been orchestrated at a much higher level than that of her apparent attackers, the family of Harvey Whittemore.

I judge Whittemore himself to be a victim. I think he was ‘in place’ all along to assure that US Senator Harry Reid would be able to stay in the senate. For that matter, I think Reid is a victim, too. It’s the Way High Ups that run us all, and Reid is only their servant.  An example: Reid said of Chuck Hagel, when Hagel recently resigned as US Defense Secretary:

“He was a leader in the fight to get our Iraq policy right. [Ahem, getting ‘policy’ right is not the job of the Pentagon.] He also worked hard to ensure that our men and women in uniform and our veterans had the resources they needed.”

(Seriously, folks, he said that, and I’ll bet he didn’t even blush.)

So when will Americans stop talking nonsense? I think this book will go a long way to putting honesty, and reality, back on the map.  I think it will also help correct the currently upside-down situation in “Medicine,” in which the suffering of the patient has no claim on the attention of decision makers!

Mikovits has correctly pointed to the absolutely awful way CFS victims were accused of making their symptoms up, or were labeled as having a “Yuppie Flu.”  That pitch must itself have been well orchestrated by the media (Ask: why?), and it did indeed keep respectable researchers away from the topic for twenty years after the disease emerged in the 1980s! Meanwhile the worst-off patients endure a more or less living hell (something like having full-blown AIDS, except they don’t die).

The book ends on a low note, suggesting that CFS research cannot now go ahead. I say it can go full steam ahead thanks to this elegant presentation of the outrages that are occurring on a regular basis in such institutions as the NIH, the CDC, and the journal “Science.” But this will require a changeover from the standard meek approach. Those who are harming us, i.e., the Way High Ups, and their thousands of servants, have to be dealt with.  Sorry, but there is no other way. Spending energy on proving the details of retroviruses is not going to do it.

Do you want to be involved? Have you had it up to the eyeballs with falsity and ‘spin’? Do you want to take on these bastards? The world is waiting for you to do something.


— Mary W Maxwell lives in Adelaide. She doesn’t think she will be jailed for a book she wrote about autism, even though it theorizes about a lentivirus. It is entitled A Balm in Gilead: Curing Autism and Awakening the Physicians. It is a free download at marywmaxwell.com.


  1. Very interesting Mary, great topic.
    Great report to be followed up, the que at your door will be there in a jiffy: Miranda Devine, Bolt, Akerman, Blair, Fitzsimons, Jones, Hadley, Faine, Liebmannn, George and Paul and all. Even our Rupert will be asking for an exclusive contract. Down the food chain will be our very own Johnie boy and even FU.
    No way can a informative free and independent media be kept out of this story. Even the ABC and SBS will arrive. (Keep a Chardonnay on ice!)
    But don’t sign up until all the state’s ministers for health with the Federal incumbent offer a departmental position with a brief to expose all the fraudulent Bees.
    Senator Langie with Clive in hand may show up even.
    A real win will be if professor k…inki or whatever, puts it on his science missives with his No 7 theories.

    • I found this on Youtube, uploaded March 25, 2015. It is Dr Andrew Wakefield, saying why vaccines ared angerous (their safety has not been tested when given in combinations):

      “Matthew Downing was a little boy in California. At the age of five and a half months he received eight vaccines on the same day, Hep-B, Hep-A, DPT, polio, and several others. His behaviour changed immediately, he became fractious, he became irritable and that lasted for 48 hours and then he died.

      For those of you who have concerns on vaccine safety that will reinforce your position. For those of you who trust in the CDC and pharmaceutical industry to look after your best interests, you will say that that was a coincidence, or that that death was acceptable collateral in the war on infectious diseases. Let me put one thing to bed immediately: the medical history confirmed that it was not coincidence, that his immunisation and his death were a continuum linked by his change in behaviour, it was not a coincidence.

      Here is the real problem at the heart of it. Never in the history of this planet has there ever been any safety study of that combination of vaccines. But there’s a problem. The doctor refused that the death caused by a nurse in his office was a vaccine injury, therefore it never went down in the records as a vaccine injury, thereby contributing to our continued ignorance about vaccine safety. Not only that, because it was not in the opinion of the doctor a medical injury, a vaccine injury, the parents were put on a high risk register, whether they knew it or not, for potentially dangerous and violent parents.

      So here’s the irony: Crystal Downing, Matthews mother, is pregnant again and if these bills pass in California, when that child is born she will have no choice, zero choice but to expose her new child to the vaccines that killed her previous child. That is the dilemma she faces, and if she refuses which she should rightfully do, for medical reasons, her child will be taken away from her, particularly because she is already on a high risk register for abusive or potentially abusive parents and she will never see that child again, except perhaps his ashes in an urn.”

      [Note: Wakefield lost his UK medical license, but his Sydney grad colleague John Walker-Smith did not. In 1988 they wrote a well- reasoned “case series” that the Lancet ‘retracted’ under political pressure. Pity doctors don’t complain about that!]

  2. Mater Misericordiae! The ABC is offering me a 6-week series in which i can cover autism and Chronic Fatigue, and they will pay to fly paitents in from wherever! They’ll broadcast it Sundays from 8 to 9 pm.
    Nah. Kidding, kidding.
    You started this, Ned. you got me all excited.

  3. We have to make light of reality to cope. They even laughed and joked with the Turks and left the trenches to sing hyms with the Germans.
    The bastards who are responsible for creating world misery must be made to account. Now that will really be funny.

  4. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had been doing a little research on this. And he actually bought me dinner due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to discuss this issue here on your internet site.

C'mon Leave a Reply, Debate and Add to the Discussion