Dr Coffin postulated XMRV is only around 40 years old.
CFS affects at least 10x the amount of people compared to the HIV epidemic.
There's the epidemic for 'ya.
If you believe it's irresponsible that people with unexplained symptoms of pain/immune activation & supression & extreme physical and cognitive fatigue that are shared by people with a new human retrovirus - shouldn't consider too if they have this life long incurable virus, then that is for you to think.
Most people who care if they are infected with only the third exogenous human retrovirus in the world, however, would probably want to know rather than ignore something that could kill them or their family in later life.
All human exogenous retroviruses cause neuro immune disease, immune supression and cancer.
ME (re-labelled as CFS/Hysteria by military Psychiatrists) is a neuro immune disease with immune supression (NKC dysfunction) and increased rates of cancers reported in patients, and heart failure also.
If one is aware of the huge amount of research into CFS, It's illogical not to link a newly discovered human exogenous retovirus, to a disease where 98% of patients test positive with CFS, and where other people around the globe also test positive in 25x less numbers, and where cancer patients test positive, and where immune supressed patients in germany test positive.
Sensibility is rarely foolish.
I thus got tested for XMRV, and found out the truth.
I am no longer a puppet of the psychiatric industry with 'CFS' - but a victim of a mouse derived virus that somehow entered my blood stream without prior notice given. By total chance, I also have all the hallmarks of what retroviruses do to people, and also have XMRV - which by some is being touted as possibly harmless. Think about it.
None of that is really relevant, I'm afraid, to the point of the excessively hysterical approach taken by Mikovits, which benefits no one.