β-Redex Reducing Member
- Sep 13, 2016
- Lambda Centre
Oh sure, most of the time the people at the top will be nominated for political reasons and will have a political agenda (financial corruption is not necessary, you can just put someone who shares your beliefs and think he's acting for a good cause). However, they aren't the ones who'll conduct your research or write your reports.It makes no difference if the janitor or other low ranking people have good intentions. The people at the top is what it's about and they're good at gaining power and money because they deeply care about those things so they tend to be corrupt. Some are not, but most are.
Funny you should mention that, because that whole WHO funding story started because Trump decided to refuse to donate. Do you know the reason given by the White House? It's because in their opinion the WHO didn't handle the situation correctly and trusted China's reports. The reason the WHO trusted China's report is because it's what the WHO should do according to the agreements they're based on. They don't have the authority to question the report of a country or to conduct their own investigation without the country's consent.And the donor should be able to refuse to donate based on the organsiation not obeying.
Exactly, except that it's paying a political party or a politician, not the government.That is what lobbying is. Paying the government to get what you want. It's why we have laws like the Mickey Mouse Protection Act.
Poor guy... Did he have fibromyalgia already as an underlying condition?The guy is back at home and is slowly recovering.
The pain was so intense he passed out at the hospital.
He stayed 3 days in ICU with medics in astronaut suits, having a lot of blood tests, radios, scanners...
Professor Raoult says the virus will disappear, so I guess sooner or later we'll definitely know if he's part of the Benny Hill show.
Especially the snark that the US congress wasn't working in 2013 either.Can anyone say when the next pandemic will arrive? Well, no. Look at the past century: 4 pandemics, separated by 39 years, 11 years, and 41 years. From that record it seems we should be safe for a while. But until 2009, the pandemics had always pushed out the previous flu. We're still living with the 1968 flu strain, and no one knows when a new flu will truly replace it.
Meanwhile, get your flu shot, because the flu mutates so fast that we need a new vaccine every year to keep ahead of it. Work continues to try to develop a permanent flu vaccine - one that we will only have to take once in a lifetime. If you like that idea, then keep supporting NIH, which is the biggest source of funding for flu research.
Oh right: we just cut NIH across the board because Congress couldn't get its act together. I guess we may have to wait a bit longer for a better flu vaccine.
Lockdown is very problematic for sex workers in countries where their jobs are either illegal or in a gray area that makes it impossible for them to organize/unionize. They can't work during lockdown and can't benefit from the social packages that other workers get. I'm not saying that the solution is to consider them essential workers, I don't know enough about the topic to give an opinion, but the lockdown is very problematic for a population whose conditions weren't already that good to begin with.Below is a fucking joke of an article, I mean OF COURSE NOT!!