Friday, October 8, 2010

"What Kind of Freedom?"

"It is an remarkable time in the history of this devastating illness.   Hopefully, recent findings will hold, and it will be a time to celebrate freedom -- with thankful hearts.    But, moving thousands of MLV-positive patients to "freedom" without life-restoring treatments and assistance is not a true freedom at all.     We always should remember the price paid for freedom by those who walked through the war.     And long after the war, we need to consider what kind of freedom is won."
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Good point.  Most patients cannot afford AZT or Ampligen.  What benefit is there to find a treatment and then deny it to most patients because, through no fault of their own, they're penniless, uninsured and uninsurable? 

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