For me there is a sense of betrayal or that this is not what I expected from the neurologists or from the MS Societies. When a break-through like this comes along, I'd have thought they'd have been more willing to say, hey, we don't know if this is the real deal yet, but it's logical, it's worth funding and exploring. Instead there was such negativity and they have held up the process. They not only failed to find the break-through, they also failed to recognise the break-through when someone else found it. And they're the ones whom we'd put our trust in that they would find something, anything, to slow down or halt or reverse this disease someday; I would never have thought there would be IRs involved.
Muse, thank you for supplying the background on Dr. Doepp, Khan and Comi. I can't believe Dr. Comi is fighting against Dr. Zamboni! When I saw that he was the president of the Italian MS Society I thought, oh, Italian, he's right there at the birthplace of ccsvi, he's going to be progressive about this and be on our side!
"However, the truth in science ultimately emerges, although sometimes it takes a very long time," Arthur Silverstein, Autoimmunity: A History of the Early Struggle for Recognition