In a UK (of course!) newspaper, there was an article re the very blitzed (I mean fast - not other possible interpretation of the word blitzed) study that was done in the UK that failed to find XMRV....article was bad enough - of course it put all the blame on the US and tried to completely discredit WPI (even though we know at this point that there could be many reasons for the different results; some that would not invalidate the WPI findings at all, and some that would) However, apparently attached to the article was a poll asking if people believe that ME is a "real" illness.......I am so furious!!!! Actually I don't know why, bc I totally expected this type of thing coming from the psych camp as soon as they possibly could, but still, the poll really pi$$es me off. It was removed bc someone called and complained, but still......! I am not sure whether to be happy or really upset with what the results were prior to being pulled.....only 67% thought it was a real illness which is appalling on the one hand; however, I also tend to think that 67% have overcome all the awful, inaccurate propaganda and the way that the UK treats ME, and that is a higher number than I would have expected, in a way.....so good for those 67%, and shame on the evil ones who have caused it to even be debated like that! One good thing is that the comments under the article were mostly quite good - a couple were bad, but they were immediately countered I don't have the link rt now.....it was part of something from co-cure and I don't have the time or energy to go back and pull it up at the moment.....may do so later.