Referring to Ebola: "Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would've gone through clinical trials and would have been ready."
Thank the Republicans for cutting everything!
There's always waaaayyy more to the story.
Then where is the HIV vaccine? We've been throwing $ (public and private) at that for a while now.
It sounds like a political ploy for more funding....
What does it matter?
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Ebola been around since 1974. What were they waiting for? Oh, coming to America!
Not to mention, any government agency crying about not having enough money has not been owned by a private company to learn the appropriate way to drain every penny out of a dollar..........see what I did there?! ????
Whether or not they had the funding, there was no reason to study ebola. Yeah, it's a scary disease. But, it's only affected a very small amount of people and had never spread anywhere before. It makes more sense to try to cure cancer than ebola.
We should fund research into all potential hazards more, whether it's a disease or an asteroid strike. Risk assessment should not only consider the probability but also the amount of damage IF the worst happened. We haven't seen nothing yet...
I agree, but there's only so much funding. Illnesses that are more easily transmissible should be funded before oddball ones like ebola. It's more likely that these will cause more damage.
That would be a lot of fun.... But yeah it's pretty unnecessary.
Everything I read says that this is true. I agree that it's more likely a mismanagement of funds and a lack of interest in Ebola
Actually, in the end, they just didn't get a budget increase. Nothing was taken away. And they wasted time doing stupid crap. Of course liberals trying to politicize Ebola instead of help
The reason there is no vaccine is because the disease stayed under control and localized in Africa, until now.
Hahaha. They don't have enough money to research cures for diseases yet they came up with the money to study Swedish massages on rabbits. Government is so ridiculous.
Woulda, coulda is crap, better learn it.
Thank you Tom Coburn for setting the record straight.
The NIH was giving rabbits massages.
The NIH was comparing the emotional impact between a mother seeing her dog vs kid.
The NIH was studying how Buddhism explain at the science of meditation (whatever that means).
Not to mention the "healthy eating" game app.
But....if only they had more money, a vaccine would be developed to fight Ebola. Yeah...right!
Thank you! It took me a long time to think of a question at 2 am.