I found this article published in the Washington Post yesterday to be misleading and inaccurate. Here's the letter I wrote them. October 28, 2009 To the Washington Post: "Don't wait for a cure to appear" by Zachary Sklar, October 27, 2009, is a shameful substitute for honest journalism. I'm shocked to see it in the Washington Post Health section. I'm happy that lifestyle changes helped Mr. Sklar recover from whatever illness he may have had. However, it is irresponsible of the Washington Post to publish these musings of an admitted non-scientist as if they were significant. The retrovirus XMRV is indeed different from the viruses that have been previously associated with the disease the CDC calls chronic fatigue syndrome. Mr. Sklar should at least know this before airing his uninformed opinions. The new study by the Whittemore Peterson Institute, published in the distinguished journal Science, offers hope for patients with a life-destroying disease to finally get an appropriate diagnosis and effective treatment. The Washington Post seems to have missed this. Sincerely, Jerry S [real name] Chicago, IL I also left a comment on the article at the site. Here's a link to the article.