This is what she said The outcomes of pathophysiological research - she is referring to the outcomes of prior research - do you get what I'm saying? You have a point here - she may have (or she may have not). I would note that Dr. Mikovits had an opportunity to inform the major players of the CFS research community of XMRV at the Banbury Conference but chose not to do that. Dr. Bell is not a scientist or researcher - he's a physician. Dr. DeFreitas career, unfortunately has been over a long time. Dr. Vernon will have all sorts of references in her overview as will any researcher. You're collapsing the difference between the idea that CFS could be caused by a retrovirus and evidence that it is caused by a retrovirus and again you're ignoring the fact that Dr. Vernon was talking about the research evidence to date. I think you're also making a mountain out of a molehill. There was no published evidence at that point that CFS or fibromyalgia or I imagine autism was caused by a retrovirus. If you think that's untrue then please show me where in the scientific literature there's the hint that that was so. I honestly don't why you are ignoring the fact she was talking about the scientific literature "ie the outcomes of pathophysiological research to date". No one who looked at the scientific literature could argue otherwise. Do you disagree with that? What's important is what the CAA did after evidence was published that a retrovirus might be causing CFS and what they did was put together a good study to see if that was true. If you're wondering what DR. Vernon's thoughts now about XMRV are I suggest that you consider that fact.