Tammie said: "Actually if I am interpreting what you mean correctly, it is not so random as one might be led to believe......they chose an area of Georgia that was of low socioeconomic status and paid them to particapite if they reported feeling "unwell" for a month or more (so some incentive for one thing that could skew the results)....... & not to stereotype, but people living in the area where this was done are most likely stressed, possibly working more than one low paying job (so tired!), and probably not eating well or exercising a lot, not typically very healthy or mentally healthy, and not able to afford good health care or mental health care (like I said I don't like stereotypes, but these are some things that otehr studies have shown tend to be true of poorer socioeconimc status).....if this were actually random, they would not have limited it to this area of the population" I looked to see what the demographics for Bibb County, Georgia were. Poor, white and not the type of population that you would work from to get really meaningful data. It was a deliberate way to get that "fatigued net" spread wide and knowing already what the results would be given those demographics. Of course these people would be sick, tired, depressed and have mental issues, drug/booze addictions, etc. The CDC KNEW what they were going to get when they went into Bibb County and they got it. Reeves knows how to play this game and skew the data to work to his favor. You have to really look to see what he and his people are doing and how they spread that net out wide to capture the right types of people that will fulfill their criteria. --->>> Guess Tina's phone call to the CDC does show that the CDC is looking for fatigued people, not real CFIDS/ME sick with neurological/immune/endocrine/gut/etc damage. Cute twist to CYA them when the positive studies come out on XMRV. This little game really needs the attention of Congress and others at very high levels and with true power - not Sebelius, she seems worthless.