Monday, March 24, 2008

What if a disease killed hundreds of thousands of people at an average age of 48?

You know what would happen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would jump to attention and commit enormous resources to curing it. The National Institutes of Health would grant millions of dollars for research. Scientists who developed effective treatments would rightly be celebrated.

A disease like this does exist: homelessness.

Its cure is widely available and even cost-saving.

Read the perspective of a doctor who treats the homeless where they live (published in the Los Angeles Times).


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