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Thu May 6, 2021, 05:04 AM

If all the world's scientific resources could be marshalled again to cure a disease

which are the top three that you would cure?

It gives me hope that, properly motivated and funded, we got a Covid vaccine in less than a year. If we took all the money and time and brainpower we currently waste on weapons and pointless apps to monitor egg freshness and boner pills and hair loss treatments and focused it all on researching how to cure something, what would have the biggest impact?

Mine would be:

1. Alzheimers
2. Diabetes
3. Asthma/COPD

Alzheimers and diabetes because they are horrific ways to die and asthma because it's so widespread, kills young people and reduces quality of life so much for decades.

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Response to meadowlander (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:40 AM

1. diabetes, of course, and alzheimers

my wife has copd so i'd put that high on the list, but for very selfish reasons my #1 is cancer.

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Response to meadowlander (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:41 AM

2. My top 3

Diabetes
Cancer
Alzheimer’s

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Response to meadowlander (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:04 AM

3. Religion

Causes more death and suffering than the square of all others combined. Cure this, and our species might live long enough to tackle the other ones.

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Response to meadowlander (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:41 AM

4. My opinion there is more money to be made

not curing them.

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Response to meadowlander (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:47 AM

6. Alzheimers, Cancer, Trumpism

Although perhaps Trumpism is just a form of cancer, and therefore redundant.

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