This is what disturbs me with their thinking:
"The MEA believes that a small but important part of further research into a possible link between XMRV and ME/CFS is to retest anyone who has sent blood to the US. This process would involve retesting at one of the retroviriology laboratories here in the UK that has been unable to find any evidence of XMRV in the blood samples they have analysed so far. We know that the UK research groups would be willing to do this retesting but this research can only move forward if people are willing to volunteer. The MEA Ramsay Research Fund is willing to assist with the funding of this research."
Why does he want to put XMRV +ve through testing in this proposed UK Ramsey trial when the UK scientist presumeably he will be using have been "unable to find any evidence of XMRV in blood samples they have analysed so far" bearing in mind Annette Whittemore's letter. Where is the integrity? If the UK Scientists really do want to find the truth of XMRV surely it is far more important to work WITH the WPI as opposed to against them to see why their testing is not producing the same results....not just carry on testing positive bloods..he can get those samples from the WPI but he just has to ask for them which they would do if they were being rational. Why would anyone who is XMRV +ve put themselves in the position of being 'used' by the UK scientists. I firmly believe that the best way that XMRV +ve people in the UK can help to get to the truth of XMRV and help other sufferers with ME/CFS in the UK is NOT to donate blood towards this, if the UK scientists do not have UK positive blood they cannot do the science and therefore will not be part of the whole XMRV story. If they do seriously want to be part of the XMRV story then they will have to work with the WPI....and they would do this if they were seriously trying to ascertain why their testing isn't working.
Excellent points JAS.