I agree that the $3B price tag is ridiculously optimistic, but...
- Personally, I would rather have an old-fashioned heart-attack. Don’t get me wrong: there are plenty of diseases worth throwing $3bn at. By all means dispense with malaria, ebola, meningitis and multiple sclerosis. Anything that kills people much too young, or much too painfully, can go. But we need the diseases of old age, however much we may rail against them.
I simply cannot understand this thinking. Should we not treat or prevent stroke or heart attack in 90 year olds? Should we draw a line for medical intervention at a certain age, or prevent the implementation of extremely effective preventative medicine?
I wonder when Lewis will be ready for her heart attack.