Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Cold Solved?

The boffins are trying to fool us again. From the Independent:

In a dramatic breakthrough that could affect millions of lives, scientists have been able to show for the first time that the body's immune defences can destroy the common cold virus after it has actually invaded the inner sanctum of a human cell, a feat that was believed until now to be impossible.

The discovery opens the door to the development of a new class of antiviral drugs that work by enhancing this natural virus-killing machinery of the cell. Scientists believe....

And it goes on with the blahblahblah, but you, informed web citizen, knew that AWL solved the common cold many weeks ago:

That man doesn't have a germ on him.

By the way, informed voters, you saved us from government clinics; or at least from the very worst of it. Now we have to hold the new congressional feet to the fire and make sure they don't falter.

What I see as the ideal solution is incremental improvements to the health care system. Tort reform would save enough to fund many changes. We'll see what happens. Ditto on the Cap and Tax.