According to the CDC: “In 1954, Thomas Weller used cell culture to isolate VZV from vesicular fluid of patients with varicella or zoster.” https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/varicella.html Taking the CDC at their not-so-trustworthy word, the ‘virus” responsible for both the chickenpox and shingles was not isolated until 1954. This means that any paper said to be working with… Continue reading Did Thomas Weller Isolate the Varicella-Zoster “Virus” in 1954?
“Incidentally, these tests furnish interesting information as to the portal of entry of the virus of varicella. The fact that the lymph from the vesicles, when applied to the broken skin or to the mucous membranes, led to no infection must cause us to consider this investigation from quite another standpoint. How are we to… Continue reading Chickenpox & Shingles: No Transmission
“Did you know? The same virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. Although shingles and chickenpox are caused by the same virus, they are not the same illness.” When looking into the history of virology, it becomes readily apparent that the same symptoms of disease are regularly given different names which are claimed to be… Continue reading Chickenpox & Shingles: A Confusing Tale About the Same Disease Caused by the Same “Virus” Yet Given Different Names