Best to not even post stuff like that here bc it just gives them further air time. I prefer to ignore it, too many far too vocal naysayers of Zamboni's breakthrough and it is very telling.
I guess that is directed at me and not Dr. MacDonald. But what really counts is not newspapers or radio or even TV, to the extent of peer-reviewed research and word of mouth. I know Saskatchewan will do good research, and I hope for, but don't count on the private clinics to do some neurology too.
Anyway I ain't afraid o' no ghosts.
And I don't see why all research procedures have to be free. The CCSVI community stands to benefit either way, plus, people who are very disabled are even not as likely to be able to make the trip for the procedure, regardless of whether they pay for it or their insurance does.
So who cares if one of the best CCSVI IRs in the world sits on his hands (besides me and a few other die-hards)? There are other IRs and Vascular Surgeons, and they are some of them going to run scientific trials too. I presume some of them are waiting on the Buffalo results, but if I were a gambler I would not bet they will be bulletproof. Any possible chance the neigh-sayers have to de-potentiate the Buffalo results will be run with (as was the figure of 25% prevalence in the non-MS population in the earlier results).
You could say that early publication has hardened th Buffalo results, but I will still predict they will not be universally accepted. By the time they appear there may even be results from clinical trials of the procedure elsewhere.
Besides I ain't afraid o no ghosts...