Tom, I wonder if they received a large number of over-heated responses and simply could not wade through all to find the reasoned, well thought out responses. Or, perhaps, they knew about the just released XMRV research and decided not to publish anything which referenced, too strongly or at all, XMRV. If the former, perhaps part of our collective effort, very much in line with what you have already been doing, should be to organize responses to these developments so that those who can most effectively respond do respond and those who are not in a good position to, don't. For instance, I know I am not capable to composing anything which would be of interest to the editors or readers of the BMJ so I did not reply. If this forum functions, as it seems it can, as a global meeting place for PWME, this kind of organized response should be not only very doable but very effective. I know you have been guiding people in these matters for a very long time. How can we on the forum help you to carry on this important effort?