Found this on Cort Johnson's site and thought it was insightful. Made me think that maybe Reeves move was not a WIN for us but something else altogether. "I too was thrilled by the news that Reeves was moved out of the CDC/CFS shop. But, after several days of thinking this one over I believe that there may be a number of other reasons that Reeves moved out of the shop that had nothing to do with us CFIDS people and our 20 year battles against the Force of Evil (and stupidity). Think about the following possible reasons for Reeves move to a new position: - Reeves may have asked to be moved because he was sick to death of being personally attacked and ridiculed constantly, - Reeves may have asked to be moved to a less demanding position because either he or one of his family members is sick and he needs to reduce time and stress, - Reeves may have asked to be moved since he wants to retire and this would be a step down and closer to full retirement with the possibility of consulting part-time back to the CDC (or ABT Associates or Emory University Medical School/Pscyh Department - MIND-BODY Program) - The CDC PR and senior people may have moved Reeves as a Public Relations ruse to placate the CFIDS sick but intend on doing "business as usual", which means we have more of the same but with a new person to fight against, - Reeves may have been moved to another department but again, we do not know just how much input and impact he will still have on CFIDS research especially now that he is in the mental health area. It may well be that he can do even more damage to the CFIDS sick from his new perch in the Mental Health position. So, although we got rid of Reeves, the DEVIL we did know, we are now looking at the DEVILS we do NOT know. And the DEVIL we do know, William Reeves, may well be in a better position to damage us even more. We can not stop watching the CDC, NIH, or the DHHS - not for one minute. A relatively small change like this may mean nothing at all. So we must continue to be on guard and fight them each and every step of the way until there is a true massive positive change at the CDC/CFS and far more funding for research than what has been given in the past. THAT will be the real litmus test of the Reeves departure. Let us see what the CDC and DHHS do. I don't believe that Sebellius signed off on the CFSAC Recommendations yet? At no point has any DHHS Head bothered to read or sign off on those recommendations - not once. So you see, we really do have many more battles to fight. Be happy but be very wary of the whole US Federal government health agencies - DHHS, NIH and the CDC. Be very wary."