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political October 22nd, 2014 6:17am

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."

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HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
10/24/14 6:56 am

Thank the Republicans for cutting everything!

10/23/14 10:54 pm

There's always waaaayyy more to the story.

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
10/23/14 7:21 am

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....

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 7:47 am

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rons Thanks America
10/22/14 5:42 am

Ebola been around since 1974. What were they waiting for? Oh, coming to America!

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 7:46 am

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ConservativeD Libertarian in disguise
10/22/14 3:41 pm

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?! ????

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/22/14 4:09 am

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.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
10/22/14 5:20 am

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...

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/22/14 5:51 am

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.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 7:37 am

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TigerShark47 Missouri
10/22/14 5:58 pm

That would be a lot of fun.... But yeah it's pretty unnecessary.

crewsmissle Florida
10/22/14 3:35 am

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

10/22/14 3:31 am

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

10/22/14 2:24 am

The reason there is no vaccine is because the disease stayed under control and localized in Africa, until now.

think4yourself Not a safe space
10/22/14 1:13 am

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.

jvc1133 61535
10/22/14 12:24 am

Woulda, coulda is crap, better learn it.

political Georgia
10/21/14 11:22 pm

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).

political Georgia
10/21/14 11:24 pm

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!

mc88 Cleveland OSU
10/22/14 4:07 am

+ infinity

political Georgia
10/22/14 9:00 am

Thank you! It took me a long time to think of a question at 2 am.