George, I tend to agree with you (that the "loose lips sink ships" attitude will only lead to a bigger hoopla later) but honestly, I don't think anybody really knows how to proceed in a situation like this. Scientists aren't used to having agitated patients breathing down their necks via the internet, and agencies have their own agenda, part of which is bureaucracy and politics but part of which is also the responsibility of saying anything "official." Agencies can't act on preliminary results and they can't advise doctors, patients, and the general public about what to do at this point. There's a much larger question here about how science proceeds, how information gets shared, etc. I hates waiting as much as the next puppy, bird, flower, or Little Dummy (tm) But it's possible that a big stink when everything finally comes out would have some beneficial effects - more press attention, more general awareness (even if the info gets garbled, as it inevitably will), perhaps more outrage on behalf of the ME/CFS sick who have been shelved for decades without any good faith, well-funded effort going forward to actually study the biological side of the disease...A scandal might be more fun than you're expecting.