not much said about MS and Cpn connection in the interview. It might have slipped my attention, but I heard only half a sentence as a plausability about it.
If you look around only in tims, you will see that there are lots of different theories about what causing MS. Germs are a possible factors, but no germ could be identified as a defenite cause of the disease so far. If you read, then you will see that there are researchers who think that gut bacteria might trigger MS. Their research with mice seemed to substantiate their theory. Further research with humans need to be carried out.
In the UK (you might know more about this, Anecdote), there is an ongoing clinical trial with a drug that is based on the theory that a retrovirus in our genes is activated by either EBV or herpes virus and that might trigger the disease. Also,there is the Cpn theory worked out at Vanderbilt. There is the lyme theory,and also, other, non-germ theories, like CCSVI, etc.
So, saying that one of these theories the only one that explains what is causing MS is pretty premature at the moment. As an MS patient I can only hope that one of them might be proved to be true, but it is NOT a question of pride which one is that.
Time will tell if any of these theories have any merits, but Cpn has been around for several years, so, do you think that information would not spread around a cure in the medical community if results would be such a success? ...This does not mean that the theory is wrong, but it might not be the answer for every MS case or the drugs might not effective for everyone.
If you read this forum, you will see that some contacted Vanderbilt and they said their results are "not universally positive". Also, in this forum they quoted sy from Vanderbilt who siad that your chances with abx are better if your blood test for Cpn is positive; otherwise, they do not recommend abx treatment.