Saturday, August 02, 2008

Whatever you do, don't catch an unfashionable disease

Please don't.

There are fashionable diseases, like AIDS or breast cancer, then there are unfashionable ones like prostate cancer, malaria or Alzheimer's.

If you look at how many people who are going get a given disease and how much is spent on research and treatment there are clearly fashionable diseases and unfashionable ones.


jmb said...

So where is the link? I was expecting a link to a big chart which had put this post into your mind. Not that I don't trust you, but I do love the charts and graphs.

Benedict White said...

No link, just going on the basis of the amount of money that gets spent on research for fashionable diseases.