I am not sure why people are starting a rumor like this, when basically all Merck said is that they have money and are looking to potentially buy. I didn't see anywhere that any target company was mentioned specifically.
I can't even think of what kind of offer they'd make for a company with the potential of CYDY anyway. I agree with others here, we DO need a partner, but not a BO...unless the price was 20x current value and came with stock as well. That, I would consider.