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Why can't we all get together and find a cure to all terminal diseases?

I have not done enough research on collaboration between research centers but I promise to read all of your comments, since I am mostly asking this question to learn from you.

One of my dreams is to be able to witness an international collaboration and a public commitment from top research centers to find a cure to terminal diseases and to distribute the cure for free to people in need.

Do you think that there is a competition between research centers and scientists? Do you think that some groups are more focused on finding a cure to make money rather than finding a cure to save lives? I would love to know what you think.

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  • May 16 2013: The answer is obvious, money. Someone, somewhere realized that there is no money in curing people. "Management" of a disease is better. (from a financial standpoint).

    Second there have been no cures from at least the 1950's which was smallpox, even that was not really a cure, it was a vaccine against it. Polio, which everyone thought was gone, apparently isn't.

    But whats critical, regarding certain other diseases, is understanding, that understanding being, we have never, read that again, never, successfully ever cured a virus. If we had the common-cold would be a thing of the past. That unfortunately, and i really mean that, unfortunately, is why, even with all the monies and efforts spanning what nearly 30 years, aids/hiv will not be cured in the foreseeable future.

    I wish the above was not true, but just wishing it, or giving more money, just wont make it any better.

    We need to change our mindsets as humanity as a whole, only then I believe will we make progress.
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      Jun 1 2013: "change our mindset" that's the most important part...

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