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I don't make New Year's Resolutions. I don't think I ever really did, but the last decade or two would have been enough to stifle that impulse. I've just been too aware that I don't have that much control over what happens in my life.
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Missed Opportunity

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Marco, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    Last night's BBC Horizon programme was on the subject of viruses.

    Pretty lighweight but the programme has over many years moved from a serious science programme to a more populist content. Whatever!

    The viruses covered included H1N1, the 'ones that appeal to undergrad med students' (Honta, Ebola) and HIV as the retovirus. Much discussion of how governments worldwide 'overestimated the likely threat of H1N1' but also how the worldwide health community could and should have been alerted when HIV was discovered in the 1950's.

    Then the usual dark murmurings about what other nasties might be lurking in the jungles of the Congo.

    But no mention whatsoever of XMRV! and the potential threat posed!

    What a pity.
     

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