This is pretty damning, and makes those wall street bailouts really look extravagant. The pity is it is true of many other diseases. Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Friedrich Ataxia, even cancer. The lack of funds earmarked for medical research is an outrage. It is despicable.
What I have also observed with ebola is that it has been a health crisis in Africa for years, but only becomes an issue worth caring about when an infected person is found in Texas, or Spain, or England. It doesn’t even register when it is confined to Africa, that wonderful forgotten continent.
If there is money left in the budget lets put it towards tax cuts we don’t need so we can buy slightly bigger cars, and a bucket load of deep fried whatever it is so we can balloon up to a size where we get seatbelt extensions on Aeroplanes, and the fire service takes out a wall of the living room because we can’t fit through the door and can no longer get out of the armchair.
I got carried away there, I apologise. It annoys me because Americans are not like this. By far the majority of Americans I have met are caring people, who genuinely put other people first. The politicians have let them down, and they have disgraced their nation. Luckily it doesn’t take much for Americans to rally to a cause, even if they were late getting the message.
I’m sure the new Congress will work with the President and give Dr Collins the resources he needs to develop an immunization for ebola. Just in time to save us fat asses in the developed world, right?
NIH Director: We’d Probably Have An Ebola Vaccine If Not For Budget Cuts – http://huff.to/1w0aTjF