I think there might have been a quote floating around from Dr. Haacke that even if this only helped 30% of the patients, it should still be researched...but that's not any sort of scientific number. Dr. Zamboni's site has 90% of MS patients are diagnosed with CCSVI. The treatment numbers are for the future...
Yes, at the Winnipeg "information" session (and all the establishment responses seem to be using the same playbook, including the bogus "at least one death" line), Dr Cossoy quoted that number from the CTV interview and suggested that it might mean Haacke's early results were only finding CCSVI in 30% of MS patients.
Whereas it seemed to me when I watched the program
a) that as cheer says, Haacke was talking about chances future treatment success, not his findings of prevalence
b) that even then he was clearly using a low-balled number specifically to make a point:
that *even if* it could *only* help 30% of MS patients, CCSVI would still be a tremendously important advance that should be moved along as quickly as possible.
of course I’m not a neurologist or anything clever like that*
*but at least I understand Occam's razor