Cece wrote:In the US, I'd guess 99% of people have not heard of it!
Cece, I'm sure you're right. When I visit family and friends in the US, I get a blank stare when I mention it.
It's strange, Canada has all the publicity and attention, but no treatment. The US has little public awareness, but more and more treatment becoming available all the time.
Here is a link to Angus Reid's own report on this:
http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/43669/c ... -patients/
And, another link to an article in the Globe and Mail about the poll:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/pol ... cmpid=rss1
Vice-President of Angus Reid says 37% of people who have heard about the procedure is "significant." (That's without even mentioning the other 13% who consider themselves "well informed!") He adds: "This is a relatively new procedure and Canadians are paying attention to the way this story is developing." (Way to go Canadians! Is our government listening?!?)
The "truly intriguing issue" for the VP is that Canadians are siding with MS patients over doctors by a 5-1 margin. WOW! I'm stunned at that.