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Why I will never succeed as a scientist

They did it with the Hepatitis B vaccine, and now they are doing it with cancer.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/cancer-vaccine-profit-row/2006/11/09/1162661832109.html

It's just so unconscionable that it makes me sick. These are PEOPLE'S LIVES that we are talking about. I know the arguments - 'what price do you put on a life?', right? Well, if it something that can potentially save a life, YOU SHOULD FUCKING WELL GIVE IT AWAY AND SAVES LIVES. Yes, if it can save a life rich people will pay ANY goddamn price you put on it. That doesn't mean you have the right to charge what ever the fuck you want for it.

People who can't afford this vaccine are going to DIE because they weren't vaccinated.

You know what? I'm fucking sick of what is happening to the biological sciences. Rich fat cats (and barely I restrain myself from saying bourgeoisie) are only putting forward the funding for projects which are marketable, and for which they can make EVEN MORE money from. Very few organisations are poneying up cash for stuff which is VITALLY needed by the poor, by third world countries, and the like, without charging a HUGE amount of money for the finished product.

WHY IS MONEY GOING INTO PERIODONTAL DISEASE RESEARCH INSTEAD OF HIV RESEARCH? Or into any other of a whole host of diseases that will kill people or make their lives so unbareably difficult that they WISH they were dead?

It's not fair, it's not righ, and it's not just. And it sickens me to my very core that I am part of this rancid community, and unless I want to live on dust, cardboard and dreams, I have to do things their way. Make no mistake, I will be doing everything I can to stop this kind of thing happening, but until I win a Nobel prize or something, NO-ONE IS GOING TO LISTEN TO ME, OR CHANGE A GODDAMN THING.

It just makes me so very ANGRY.

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kashiichan
Nov. 10th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
*hugs*