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LETTER: Where’s the cure for the other scourge?

A letter-writer wishes a cure for cancer was as quick to materialize as vaccines for COVID-19. — Reuters file photo

It is amazing and unheard of that the world’s top scientists have developed various vaccines for COVID-19 in less than a year. It just shows that when a common and immediate threat to human civilization happens, countries concentrate their time, money, and resources to fight this scourge released on the world. It usually takes years to develop a vaccine to treat a disease, but when time is of the essence, a rigorous regime of collaboration and co-operation often solves the problem.

Then I have one question? Why can't the same focus and determination be applied to curing the biggest scourge on Earth? This disease has been with us for centuries. Many more have died from this disease than any other known killer.

It is cancer.

Jeff Holmes



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