Thanks, Bullybeef. I think that we need to bear in mind, though, that with XMRV, the most realistic worst case scenario if the XMRV/CFS link pans out, given current information, looks like scientists telling the media that XMRV has relatively low infectivity, no evidence yet about mortality but clearly not rapid (decades) effects on mortality, CFS is seriously disabling but only affects a small minority of XMRV+, antivirals looking good in vitro and trials imminent, etc. They'll also be telling them that we're identifiably sick, which will be great. I think that this is a not a bad worst case scenario to have, relatively speaking! Just my view, though. I understand the need to try to imagine the worst and to ask others to help think it through. I'm glad we've got this forum for that! Exciting times!