This is a concpiracy theory, but I guess that some conspiracy theories are true.
I don't know whether it is true here or not, but some argues of the writer are good argues, and I would like to add one more argue: After his XMRV study was reported, people here were asking if it is the big XMRV study that he was supposed to take part in. Some period afterwards, people here said that he decided to pull out of XMRV research due to the negative studies until now. That might fit into this blogger argues, because the following theory is possible: Kerr actually had intentions for a big study - but was than contacted by the people described by the blogger who have asked him to put his name on the negative study and to pull out of any real XMRV research in the future, in order for hime to get the funding they offer.
- if the testing had worked out, it would have been great. It didn't unfortunately.Authors’ contributions
JK, JS and KB conceived and designed the investigation. HG and VB carried
out the viral neutralisation assays and analysed the data. KM, ER, SB and JK
performed the PCR analyses. SH, JG, FM, JB and JK provided patient samples.
JS and KB analysed the data and drafted the manuscript. All authors read
and approved the final manuscript.
Annette Whittemore says in recent testimony: "Yet four of WPIs most recent grants were denied funding on the basis that not enough is known about XMRV to warrant further investigations". This kind of response does not encourage you to continue to apply for grants. And now Kerr has been "disappeared" and what happens to the NIH grant?