Regarding the conspiracy theories vis-a-vis the CDC NIH and XMRV. Why not intentionally undermine all research into XMRV with zero/zero studies, etc., until the pathogen spreads into the population so far that it becomes "ubiquitous". Once it is found everywhere, there will be no way to tie it to CFS/ME. Problem solved. Of course we really have no idea just how fast the microbe is spreading into the general population at all, do we? If the CDC were really doing its job, they would be tracking XMRV levels and penetration into the general population. Not waiting to see what diseases are proven to be connected with it. The fact that they are doing zero/zero studies is a good indication they are trying to stifle further research, since those studies are worthless to epidemiologists.