This article from today's NY Times calls attention to our current system of medical care by which Big Pharma seems to respond to the research and creation of vaccines might be based on those which produce a favorable return on investment by the companies that make drugs. Are opportunities squandered by this profit motive? At what point does it become necessary to think about other factors in the development of vaccines, or must one wait until a scary epidemic develops that endangers people within our borders?
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
-- Henry David Thoreau