I had just assumed that the Guardian piece was just a sop to complaining voices, as was the M.E/CFS and benefits piece in the "comment is free section". It's just something taken off the wires and has no analysis of what it all means for patients or of the implications for blood supply. I'm still astonished that no journalist has found either the issue of possible tainted blood transfussions or the issue of transmission amongst/between healthy people, to be newsworthy. It's either absolutely astonishing or absolutely untrue and that these stories are being written but not accepted for publication. I can't believe the former and i don't wan't to believe the latter.