I don't think protesting is going to help drastically. In Canada anyway, the media did a fabulous job of bringing CCSVI to the public's attention.
I take offence to the thought that eveyone is talking and not doing anything. I put together a presentation to provide to the University of Manitoba and the St Boniface Research foundation. I'm please to say the response I got back was positive. This is one response I got.
Thank you for your letter and your information concerning the latest advances in the field of MS and cardiovascular disease. We are aware of the progress made recently and are watching the field with keen interest. At present, we have no projects in this specific area but there are researchers here at St Boniface Hospital who focus on the molecular basis of MS. We also have a large group investigating the molecular basis of cardiovascular disease. They may be interested in collaborative work on this topic. I shall forward your message on to them.
I got a reply from the Head of Research there also stating he found this interesting and would forward my information on to the relevent departments.
We have to understand this just doesn't happen over night. If in another forum there are more things happening then fabulous!
I thiink people are working hard to get the word out. I myself have to educate myself on all of this so I come across to the researchers somewhat inteligently. My thoughts are that when preliminary results get released from any of the research that is starting or underway, there will be interest and you will see it in the news. Then hopefully we see the snowball effect.