"The CDC are already making moves to claim they were never studying this disease. They were and we will remind them and the Government of this"....V99 Post #83 I'm hearing this a lot as the possible strategy CDC is going to use or already is using to cover themselves. I understand completely why people are saying this but I don't see how this is going to work for them at all. If they try to say that what they've been studying all these many years is a psychological disorder they will call CFS and not that neuro-immune thingy they're going to say is caused by XMRV, then that begs the question, "Why the heck not?". This seems as if it would lead the CDC into even more hot water for miserably failing to recognize an OBVIOUSLY very serious and infectious imerging neuro-immune disease for about 30 years. They can't say they missed it because there's no data on it, because there are tons of data besides the fact that it's sort of THEIR JOB to collect data on such things. If the CDC's defense is going to be "We weren't studying that physiological entity all this time, we were studying a psychological disorder called CFS", they would be in much more trouble for that than saying they had merely goofed (continuously and maliciously for 30 years-- but who's counting?) They're still going to have to answer for why they not just ignored but in some cases skewed and even buried parts of the pile of physiological findings over the years, not to mention the relative lack of major psychological dysfunction in MECFS in studies that have accumulated over the years. What will they do with issues like Dr. Anthony Komaroff, whom they have quoted in their own "Physician's Tool Kit" on their web-site in the past who also says the debate is over whether or not CFS is psychological and there's plenty of evidence to prove that (paraphrased). How is inventing a new 'psychological CFS' going to cover the CDC when it only highlights the fact that they completely missed 'neiro-immune' CFS (deliberately or through negligence)? It seems worse to me. I think there's a piece missing here, or else they really and truly are that phenomenally stupid and I just can't get my head around that, which is a distinct possibility.