There seems to be an intentional twisting of the facts on this point.
That doesn't seem right to me. If anything I see the opposite. Several times the author compares XMRV to AIDS (not HIV but full blown AIDS). That is not the way to downplay an issue.
Also the wording in general, such as this "And a study published last October in the prestigious
journal Science suggested that XMRV was strongly
associated with chronic fatigue." don't seem to be written by someone with a denialist agenda.
In the paper, researchers found that many of the 101 study subjects who suffered from the condition also had been infected with the retrovirus.Meanwhile, virtually none of the studys healthy subjects showed any trace of it in their bloodstream.... I expect the ideas is not to scare people.
Actually, that seems like an attempt to 'play up' the association between the virus and the disease, not to play it down in any way.
They've taken a good step but with no education to reach Drs. and undiagnosed patients
But if they did it now what information would they be bringing? Ethically they can't tell doctors that XMRV is
the cause of CFS....not yet. Given the limited resources of the CBS, I would rather they make a push once the verdict in final on XMRV. If they do it now, they won't have the resources left when the time for the big push arrives.