For the past few days, I have been reading posts and threads that really should not exist on a forum of sick patients who are allergic to stress. I didn't realize that we have so many experts with inside information who can discern better than anyone else what REALLY happened behind closed doors. What do we know for sure? Annette Whittmore let go of Dr. Judy Mikovitz who is banned from the WPI lab. All the rest is opinions, spin, mean spirited comments, assumptions, taking sides no matter what. I understand that this is a very sensitive, hot topic. I know that many had put all their faith on XMRV panning out. Many put all their faith in Judy and who knows, she might join another lab and continue her work. This is NOT the end of the line for us! There re so many other studies going on. $10 million private money was put up for research. A lot of different aspects of the illness is being looked at. We have Rich with his Methylation theory. Dr. Derek Enlander got a donor o start a study at Mt. Sinai in NY. There is Dr. Montoya's study. So many more in the works. I know that Judy was and I'm sure still is very concerned in finding a treatment for us but, she is not the only one. There are many experts in the field who care as much. The thing is, why are we biting each other's noses off? I thought we were a community who cares about each other? What do we accomplish with all this in-fighting? Except raise everyone's stress level. All the arguments will not change the reality of what happened. This is a time when we should be comforting and supporting each other. Until all the truth comes out, especially the fact whether the VIP lab testing of XMRV can be relied upon, it's a very trying time for many. Instead of trying to be the champion of who is right, let's show some compassion. Let's show caring. Let's show love.