A Little Riled
No causal link between infection and any human disease has been proven and the association between XMRV and prostate cancer or CFS remains controversial [4-6].
Good Lord, what a ridiculous statement! Seems everybody knows that no causal link has been proven. Also, I don't believe anybody knows what the exact association is between XMRV and CFS, so I don't see any controversy there.
What appears to me to be controversial is the authors' inference that there is no association between XMRV and CFS. Seems when 99 out of 101 PWC test positive for XMRV using WPI's testing techniques and validated elsewhere, and this finding is published in Science, then it sure seems to me there is an association.
What it seems the authors are saying, and what they believe is controversial because they've made it so, is that they don't believe the WPI XMRV testing was accurate. If that's what they meant, then have the ba**s to say it. Jeez!
Time: 11:33 pm Pacific Time
Date: Feb. 4, 2010
Time and date posted for posterity: Wayne got a little riled!
(Good one Martlet!)
OK, I'm done.