"In America, where ME extremism is even more virulent, doctors have been hounded out of their jobs." I'm sorry, but WTF???? There is no ME extremism I have ever come across here! Granted, during the XMRV debacle I am sure quite a few things were said to researchers with dissenting opinions, but please someone enlighten me to the "ME extremism" that is happening in my country. It is NOT happening because patients here are NOT (for the most part) treated the way they are in the UK. This disease is widely accepted as a real physical illness here. And why is the press/media so obsessed with ME in the UK anyways? Is the press an extention of the NHS? And isn't it curious that CFS is RARELY covered in the press in America, where as it is CONTINUALLY covered in the UK? Hmmm...and where are patients treated better? "The lady doth protest too much" We get your opinion already. Move on.