you will notice he did not use "chronic fatigue" but used "CFS"
I did notice that. Great job. I just sent this to the editor:
Thanks so much for you recent article on CFS. Unlike other media coverage your representation of this debilitating condition was very accurate. I have suffered for 4 years, when I abruptly fell ill on a Sunday in September 2006. Since then, I have lost a high six figure salaried job in television, the ability to exercise, and any semblance of a normal life.
Worse, this condition has been largely ignored by the media, and people like me have had to hide our disease because it is not taken seriously. Seeing articles like this gives me encouragement.
Please also be aware that the Alter study found that 6.5% of “Healthy” controls had the retrovirus in their blood. There are only 3 retroviruses- the most famous is HIV. Therefore 6.5% of the public is walking around carrying an HIV like virus, and do not know about it.
The most scary part is that these people are donating blood. In other words, the nation’s blood supply is likely contaminated with an HIV like Retrovrius.
Again, thanks for your great coverage of this invisible disease. I hope to see more of it in the near future. One million sick Americans are desperate for funding which has been ignored for decades.
UPDATE- I also sent it to the reporter. He just contacted me back to see if I was in the Birmingham area, which I'm not, to do a story on. I told him I'll help if he needs it.