One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesnt belong. Can you tell which thing is not like the others, by the time I finish my blag post?
#1– Chronic Fatigue Sufferers Find Vindication in a Virus
News that chronic fatigue syndrome may be linked to a virus has been met with excitement by many sufferers whose symptoms and sanity have been doubted over the years.
#2– Is a Virus the Cause of Fatigue Syndrome?
The new report has intrigued scientists, been seen as vindication by some patients and inspired hope for a treatment.
“I just feel like the whole future has changed for us,” said Anne Ursu, 36, a writer living in Cleveland who has had the syndrome in the past.
#3– We have been vindicated by this breakthrough, say ME sufferers
Peoplw who have suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome say they have been “vindicated” after it was discovered the condition may be linked to a virus.
Ian Logan, chairman of the Worcestershire ME Support Group, said the findings would be important to all people affected by the debilitating condition, after years of being told it was depression or even that the condition was all in their head.
#4– On the track of an elusive disease
Patient advocate groups seized on DeFreitas’ work as the ultimate proof that CFS was not a psychiatric illness but one with a known cause.
Did you guess #4?
If you did, youre right!
They got a PNAS paper out of the deal.
CDC/NIH totally freaked they were so excited.
… And no one has been able to replicate the 1991 results, including Jay Levy (retrovirus GAWD).
What was the ultimate conclusion of “OMFG HTLV-II–>CFS!!!AAAHHH!!!”?
It now seems clear that the media’s enthusiasm was, at the very least, premature. Even DeFreitas doesn’t claim to have pinned down HTLV-II as the cause of the puzzling syndrome. And among other virologists, her team’s findings are meeting a markedly cool reception, both because they are so sketchy and because several other viruses have been proposed as the cause of CFS only to fall by the wayside under closer scrutiny.
Im not saying XMRV doesnt cause CFS. Im saying that XMRV–>CFS might be more snipe hunting, not vindication.