Well, somebody's got to chain you yanks. If you need a lift Otis, let us know. (not sure how this will translaste, talking of which that Bavarian guitarist sounds interesting, but went way over my small head...????) On a slightly more serious note...well, a much more serious note for me....this was the important Q & A for me: Q: When you assess signs/symptoms of patients with positive XMRV, are there any that track or don't track well with XMRV positivity compared to CFS patients as a group? A; I am not a clinician and right now we dont have sensitive quantitative assays to monitor viral load so we have not actually tracked symptom severity and XMRV positivity. I read this as there's a lot more science and analysis to do, and so far there's onehelluvalotta conjecture. Even the correlation between XMRV and ME/CFS is vague due to the poor definition of the latter.