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    U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    '(Reuters) - The U.S. government will not renew funding for a major research project into Lassa fever, a decision that will, in turn, cut resources for a facility in Sierra Leone that is at the forefront of the current battle against the Ebola virus.

    The National Institutes of Health rejected a proposal from New Orleans-based Tulane University to renew the five-year contract which expires in November, according to a July 30 letter from NIH reviewed by Reuters. The expiring contract is worth $15 million.

    NIH declined to comment on the decision, citing "federal government procurement integrity rules."

    The facility, at Kenema Government Hospital, was set up a decade ago to test and treat Lassa fever. Now it is being used to treat patients stricken with Ebola. Both are hemorrhagic fevers caused by distinct families of viruses. Ebola is the most lethal, leading to death in up to 90 percent of cases.'

    Exclusive: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone | Reuters



    Ummm...okaaaaay.

    Multi-trillion dollar budget and you won't spend $15 million (with an 'm') to help stop an extremely deadly illness?

    Strange.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    It is strange, but I suspect that funding will be granted due to this Reuters article.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    I presume other avenues of funding will be utilized or another project will be funded. Just because one project is discontinued does not mean other projects are not beginning.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    '(Reuters) - The U.S. government will not renew funding for a major research project into Lassa fever, a decision that will, in turn, cut resources for a facility in Sierra Leone that is at the forefront of the current battle against the Ebola virus.

    The National Institutes of Health rejected a proposal from New Orleans-based Tulane University to renew the five-year contract which expires in November, according to a July 30 letter from NIH reviewed by Reuters. The expiring contract is worth $15 million.

    NIH declined to comment on the decision, citing "federal government procurement integrity rules."

    The facility, at Kenema Government Hospital, was set up a decade ago to test and treat Lassa fever. Now it is being used to treat patients stricken with Ebola. Both are hemorrhagic fevers caused by distinct families of viruses. Ebola is the most lethal, leading to death in up to 90 percent of cases.'

    Exclusive: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone | Reuters



    Ummm...okaaaaay.

    Multi-trillion dollar budget and you won't spend $15 million (with an 'm') to help stop an extremely deadly illness?

    Strange.
    Keep the powder dry for Social Security and ACA. We have lots of debt to pay back and every little bit helps.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    It is strange, but I suspect that funding will be granted due to this Reuters article.
    Or the medication they treated the American Doctors with is as good as it seems and further research is not, what it takes.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Or the medication they treated the American Doctors with is as good as it seems and further research is not, what it takes.
    Which underscores a fundamental problem: we're "left in the dark" all too often about things going on around us.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Keep the powder dry for Social Security and ACA. We have lots of debt to pay back and every little bit helps.
    The budget overrun on the F-35 project could pay for this contract for fifty-four thousand years. And treating ebola patients is arguably more valuable than an airplane that can't fly.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    (1) The budget overrun on the F-35 project could pay for this contract for fifty-four thousand years.

    (2) And treating ebola patients is arguably more valuable than an airplane that can't fly.
    (1) That is probably right.
    (2) I am afraid, that the planes are more important the way the world is shaping up.
    This would be even more the case, if those American Doctors were cured by the medicine they took.
    and 3rd I would like to point out that Nigeria has plenty of money.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    (1) That is probably right.
    5 year contract @ $15million = $3 million/year
    F-35 budget overrun is ~$163 billion. (that was as of February)

    I rounded down.

    (2) I am afraid, that the planes are more important the way the world is shaping up.
    This would be even more the case, if those American Doctors were cured by the medicine they took.
    and 3rd I would like to point out that Nigeria has plenty of money.
    I cannot begin to describe how unimportant a non-functional aircraft is.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    5 year contract @ $15million = $3 million/year
    F-35 budget overrun is ~$163 billion. (that was as of February)

    I rounded down.



    I cannot begin to describe how unimportant a non-functional aircraft is.
    I cannot begin to describe how unimportant a non-functional African nation is.
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