It can get ugly

Historically, scientific advances are made before society can conduct meaningful ethical and moral discussions about these advances. However, such discussions are crucial to setting policies that balance individual and public protections with the use of technology in medicine. (Sonia Y. Hunt, Ph.D. (Write Science Right) © 2008 Nature Education).  On the other hand, the discourse about CCSVI is spreading like wildfire concurrent with the study (both controversial and otherwise) of CCSVI and the liberation procedure as a viable and efficacious course of treatment.  We believe, as do many, that social media has given a distinct advantage to the proponents of this theory whose voices would have otherwise been squelched long ago.  Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and sites like CCSVI Locator have rallied a cry that cannot be ignored by the press and the medical establishment.  With a wider platform comes a greater opportunity for criticism.  And it can get ugly.  In her article about this very topic, Kerri of CCSVI Australia shares her viewpoints about the  biggest accusation — that CCSVI proponents are suffering from “cult phenomenon.”

To read her argument, follow this jump to her article.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *