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Posted by Robert Garfinkle on February 7, 2003 06:55:13 UTC

Yes,

To lengthen the journey. That is the key.

We will push to increase the distance between birth and death, and I would imagine, in the long run, probably only accomplish the distancing for a very few or small percentage. As a matter of fact (I think) our difficulty (challenge) lies not in widening the birth/death gap on the current set of diseases etc, but in prevention of diseases that we have not faced yet.

I mean, that is a lot of work, and a very hard thing to tackle.

Look at HIV/AIDS etc.

Before that was around (or prominent), we may have not had a great grasp (view) into cancer, but I think for 99% of other life-threatening ailments, we have advanced pretty far. Then, HIV/AIDS pops up, and it has to date, according to reports, consumed what would be equivelent to the entire continent of Australia within a decade and a half or so. OUCH! And in the disease prevention/fighting arena, we have probably taken a giant leap back due to HIV/AIDS alone.

It sucks, but that is part of life.

Of course, with respect to HIV/AIDS, we hope we might hear out of someones mouth someday.

"AIDS? I don't want to catch that Language Removed again?"

Let's hope

Rob

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