Research Director for Solve ME/CFS Speaks Out - "He thought it was a typo"

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
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$5 Million dollars a year for ME/CFS? He thought it must have been a typo - that must be $5 billion a year - right? Nope...

Zaher Nahle at the Solve ME/CFS Initiative has penned a very effective first blog "I thought it was a typo"....

During the course of interviewing for this position, I was reviewing the amount of government spending on ME/CFS. I came across a figure of $5.4 million in one article. I assumed the number must have been a typo. I thought, not only as a rational reader, but also as a scientist who directed a research laboratory and balanced budgets, that it must be $5 billion, with a “b,” not million with an “m.”
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Could it be true? Could the mighty U.S. government commit only $5 million for this devastating, woefully understudied disease with no cure, diagnostics or defined pathology? To put things in perspective, $5 million can barely furnish a modest core facility in one science department and is the individual yearly budget of hundreds of medium-size labs investigating other diseases.
He's off to a great start! Read the entire blog here: http://solvecfs.org/i-thought-it-was-a-typo
 

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