Probably explains the panic that they are trying to create. We have known about the R/S for months so this is not enough to create the panic. Several shorts probably on this board discussing lawsuits to add to their profits. But they will have to lock in those profits soon.
From your tone I am not sure you actually want the answer but here goes.
Short interest for a stock is very easy to find. There are many sites that will provide you a trend analysis and the short percentage for a specific day I used one called shortanalytics (i tried to post the actual link but yahoo would not let me).
There are no publicly trade options for this stock. Remember just because your broker will not allow you to short this stock does not mean all brokers will not.
I am suspicious of the fact that messages on this board can move the needle even on this stock. That being said... I hope your assessment is correct. I feel very much the same way. Have been using this drop in price to acquire. But it is painful. Figure it will take 3 to 6 months to get feedback from trials. Hoping top have my complete position by then.