In a former life, I had more than my share of contact with the media. When a major paper reports on something of vital interest to you and you come away with some mixed feelings but pleased overall, you can almost always assume that you've won that battle and that your "adversary" isn't feeling pleased at all. At least from my experience, this is as much as one can expect, less than we can dream of, and we all know that it is more than we can count on. And yes, the CDC in its 25 years of deliberately trying to marginalized us has cast itself as adverse to the well-being of real CFS patients. Why hasn't the CDC ever attempted to investigate the efficacy of treating all of those co-infections that are so poorly controlled by our poor little abused and traumatized psyches/immune systems? If, when published, the results of the FDA/NIH paper continue to support the conclusions of the original Science paper, the pent up rage that will be directed at the CDC will be like nothing they have ever experienced before. In the end, I'd rather be in my shoes with the disease than in their shoes having to defend their past.