Jamie Deckoff-Jones MD:
Dr. Coffin's conclusions don't make any sense to me. Let's for a moment say he is correct and XMRV was created in the lab in the early 90's. It is still a xenotropic MuLV related virus, capable of infecting human cells.
Why does he think it couldn't have infected humans in the lab and gotten out that way? Because there were sick patients before the event?
A more likely explanation would be that there was already something else out there before this one. It's not clean and neat, so let's all close up shop and go home for another couple of decades. Even he said there could be another retrovirus. And why pray tell isn't he looking for it? The patients have something consistent with retroviral infection. You won't find it unless you look. Read more>>