Bioweapons Research Given Priority by National Institute of Health
A prominent authority has stated that the priorities of the National Institutes of Health in the region of bacteriology have been terribly re-ordered by highlighting importance of bioweapons research over non-bioweapons research.
Richard Ebright, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N. J. states that giving precedence to bioweapons research at NIH, commenced when the Bush Administration was in power and is continuing under President Obama, which diverts capital from critical public-health and scientific objectives.
Ebright said that the pessimistic impact has been most rigorous on bacteriology, in which NIH research priorities have been appallingly re-ordered with research on bacterial bioweapons, getting additional support than research on the top five bacterial roots of death combined and in which non-bioweapons research has undergone disastrous losses in resources and human resources.
Streptococcus pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus take away 40,000 and 20,000 U. S. lives every year, correspondingly. All kill more Americans than HIV-AIDS but neither of these bacterial pathogens is on the list of NIAID Priority Pathogens.
These two killer bacterial pathogens are not in NIAID's Category A, with the anthrax bacterium and the smallpox virus, or even in NIAID's Category B or Category C.
Something is drastically wrong with the way NIAID prioritizes its goals.
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