I’m grateful to my friend Matthew Wilson for drawing my attention to this story which I had missed. It is taken from the following report. So, as we knew all along, chronic fatigue syndrome - or ME - is not a chronic illness at all.
Attempts to relate it to some sort of virus were long since debunked by research in the USA. The Oxford study suggests that what people suffering from ME need to do is quite simple: get out for a nice walk once in a while and maybe see a shrink. But I suppose the ME lobby will now turn its bizarre loathing on the university. Nothing will stop them believing it’s a virus, or caused by pollution, or a conspiracy on the part of the government and health professionals.