Yes, the thing is - how often is the world changed - how often is a field of endeavor changed? Radically altered, so that its hardly even recognizable afterwards? Not very often.......Very rarely, in fact. Most change occur incrementally...if XMRV REALLY works out it will be a extremely rapid paradigm changing event - like the asteroid that hit the planet 100's of millions of years ago that changed almost everything.
I actually wonder if any disease has been as altered as quickly as ME/CFS could be if this all works out. The potential is certainly there. We shall see what happens.
i cannot imagine how it must feel to be annette whittemore...to know that you began a chain reaction that will end up curing not only CFS, but so many other diseases, including many cancers. it is just too mindblowing for words.
i mean...deep down..i think we all now suspect that these very hard to find retroviruses will be at the root of most CNS diseases...maybe autoimmune diseases....i mean....THIS IS A REVOLUTION started by ONE WOMAN. she is going to be in so many medical history books