My opinion also is that any results will be used to discredit anybody and anything, to suit the agenda of the invesitigators.
That is because the cdc is using an insurance company and the dept. of defense to investigate this. There is no way that results will be honest.
Does it exist?
Well, that is determined by how you define "it". See Clinton.
The "threads" exist. They are real and they do not come from fabric. They come from within the body.
Are they an individual but unknown pathogenic and externally acquired organism?
Are they a by-product of an unknown organism?
Are they a non-living result of an interaction between two organisms? Known or
Are they an individual but unknown organism that is normally within the body, that has
run amok because of other organisms upsetting some balance within the body?
Then, there are the accompanying symptoms: skin crawling, biting, stinging, lesions, brain fog, etc.
Those can be separate from the threads as a symptom of something else.
Or they can be a symptom of the cause of the threads.
Or a symptom of both.
Are there some of those people who are bringing in something innocuous from home, thinking it is on them?
But there are also those who are really having these anomalies coming out of their skin.
It is not a delusion for many.
If you fear this will discredit the lyme community, I would recommend you consider how the people who have the threads feel.
Do you not think they are afraid,too?
How many of the lyme patients have been trashed by mainstream medicine, trying to get a diagnosis for their ills, only to be told it is stress?
How would you feel if these things were there on your body , and you were told you were having delusions.
The website of morgellons (whatever it is) can have contributing populations of real and deluded. Just as any website can have disturbed individuals contributing.
The needs of the real victims are not being met by the medical community. It is no wonder they seek unusual methods to alleviate symptoms. What choice do they have?
Would you sacrifice/discredit them, for your own ends or need for legitimacy?
Whatever, the threads are real, whatever they are.