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Re: [IP] Clinton Announcement

In a message dated 12/1/98 2:34:38 PM Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:

<< email @ redacted
 email @ redacted
 email @ redacted >>

Thank you for the information. I just sent each of the above the following

In 1997, AIDS killed 17,000 Americans while diabetes killed 187,000.
More than 16 million Americans have diabetes while 750,000 have AIDS.
Diabetes cost America $91.1 billion in direct medical costs last year
while AIDS cost America $10.3 billion.

According to a US official, NIH will spend $1.8 billion on AIDS research
in 1999.  Of that, $400 million will be spent on international research, a 30%
from last year.

By comparison, NIH will spend about $400 million on all diabetes
research in 1999, a 15% increase from last year.  That means NIH spends as
much trying to prevent and cure AIDS in foreign countries as it does trying to
prevent and cure diabetes in America!

It is critical that there is at least proportionate funding for DIABETES
RESEARCH to that provided for Aids Research.  Lack of attention to this matter
could lead to the disability and death of many Americans.  Your attention to
this matter is of utmost importance.

Good Health, Jeffrey Poritzky
Type 1 38 years dxed at age 11 months in 1960
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/