Today is World AIDS Day, two decades and folks are still looking for a cure. Brad has coordinated Weblog observances of World AIDS Day for the past few years, so please check out the sites participating in this year’s Link and Think.
This week’s Economist carried a story about a prediction that AIDS will orphan over 40 Million children by the end of the decade. Now think a moment, before one goes on about how money on AIDS should be spent on other disease research, about 40 million orphans in a part of the world undergoing the equivalent of Europe’s 30 Years War, and where radical Islam has built a stable base of support. Money spent on anti-retroviral drugs extending some parent’s life may mean one less child soldier.
In a self-interested framework, the life you save might save yours as well. [More Like This WebLog]