Last week, I blogged about the current brouhaha going on nationally over the link between XMRV and ME/CFS. For awhile, I thought the controversy was based solely on protecting the reputation of one of the researchers at the CDC. The other night, it came to me that there's a huge, huge issue that trumps Mr. Switzer's reputation and pocketbook.
If the CDC screwed up when the first outbreaks first occurred in the 80s, and the blood supply is now tainted with XMRV; if, indeed, this IS a contagious disease; what's going to happen if the federal government finally admits this is a contagious debilitating disease?
Lots and lots of disability claims for social security, is what. On a system that is already in questionable fiscal health.
You figure it out!