Well, you know Kirsty Duncan has been raked over coals before. She even wrote a book partly about that.
She is a politician who is used to the wrong-headed drivel that often comes from the press. The previous PM would have laughed at the press. This one has invited them in.
There is another side to this story other than the one being offered as gospel by the likes of Jock Murray, and she is already well acquainted with the so-called scientific consensus being given in some publications. She is a scientist, and people who accuse her of anything unscientific had better be careful. A minister of the Canadian government is a very powerful individual.
There is in Canada a growing awareness of CCSVI. People who have MS and their loved ones and caregivers are not well-served by misrepresentations and falsehoods such as the ones contained in this article.
According to Zamboni’s theory, MS is caused by a congestion of blood in the brain caused by congested veins (current established theories attribute MS to a combination of genetic and environmental factors). To treat this congestion, Zamboni proposed a procedure some call “liberation therapy,” in which stents or angioplasty balloons are used to open the veins leading from the brain—an operation that is neither approved by Health Canada or the FDA.
Neither Health Canada nor the FDA have specifically outlawed it, as it has obvious merit. A large number of MS patients in Canada have already had it.
According to anybody who knows anything about CCSVI, MS is not caused by anything of the sort. It has not been called anything of the sort for at least five years. Nobody uses stents for CCSVI.
Many peer-reviewed studies have found no relationship between CCSVI, liberation therapy, and MS.
No studies anywhere have found any relationship between "liberation therapy" and anything, ever. The rest of that statement is hopelessly garbled, but just for the record, a lot of science shows that CCSVI is real, can be very bad for you (including your heart), and has symptoms that are often confused with MS. Additionally, many MS sufferers have benefited from the procedure. This fact is known by anyone who works with MS patients in Canada, in spite of its suppression here. It has been suppressed by the actions of a few people and their paid lawyers here in Canada. That will soon change.
“Perhaps if she were to revisit her former comments and championing of CCSVI, as others have done, and would issue a statement to that effect,” Dr. Murray said, “she would regain some credibility in the eyes of scientists.”
She has plenty. She does not need to regain any. Ask a real scientist.
Duncan’s office did not reply to repeated requests for comment.
Well, I do believe at least that much.
P.S. I got my solar panel rooftop going and my roof now earns $3.80 per hour ($0.38 /kWh for 10 kW), while the sun shines. Twice as much as I made in 1969 in my first job.