Did Thomas Weller Isolate the Varicella-Zoster “Virus” in 1954?

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?

Chickenpox & Shingles: No Transmission

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In 1925, Rufus Cole, M.D., and Ann G. Kuttner, PH.D wrote a pretty scathing review on the evidence (or lackthereof) for the successful transmission of herpes zoster to both animal and humans. They felt compelled to not only share their own negative experiments but to also analyze and critique the work of others due to… Continue reading Chickenpox & Shingles: No Transmission

Chickenpox & Shingles: A Confusing Tale About the Same Disease Caused by the Same “Virus” Yet Given Different Names

“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