concerned wrote:I just haven't heard many people getting angry about pro-CCSVI articles I guess. I agree that impartial reporting is the ideal, but in a world where fox news is 'fair and balanced' I don't think there's much hope for that.
There have been a couple of such articles, and I admit, they have not made me angry; sorry to disappoint. The reasons I have for being angry about anti-Liberation press is that I could understand well-researched argument, and this position does have points, behind all the smoke and mirrors.
But these articles don't typically have an argument you could sink your teeth into. They are blind rehashes of talking points passed on from people whose motivations and qualifications are questionable at best. In short, they are not journalism in *any* way. I get angry at the sheer nihilistic sensationalism, and blind indifference to any rational thought on the subject, blind toadying to "authorities" so full of themselves that they are in danger of fundamental disappearance.
This is my life they are writing about. These newpaper neigh-sayers can't see beyond their next paycheck.
In Canada follow-up treatment should be available, from qualified interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons. Like Liberation itself, it is being denied, as if denial itself absolves the denier, and will make the problems go away. Even if you think Liberation is superfluous, these people should still have medical treatment. Are they being punished for their sins?
There is a fundamental lack of awareness that there are people dying every day, lots of them, whose lives could be saved by the Liberation procedure. In that sense it is very much like the blood scandal, where part of the strategy was to wait for the plaintiffs to die off.
But I still don't feel divided. Do you? No, I thought not. Good. I think solidarity is the only way to go. Even if it really is your time to go.