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Are industrialized nations doing enough to fight the worldwide AIDS epidemic?

Asked at Massachusetts Street: on February 1, 2003

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“No. The United States could afford to spend a lot more. I think Western Europe probably donates a higher percentage of GNP to that sort of thing than we do.”

“No, because the epidemic is spreading and growing, so obviously not enough is being done. Twenty-nine million people in the world have AIDS.”

“Bush just did announce a few billion dollars towards it, but I don’t know if that will be enough. We’ll have to wait and see.”

“No. We’re the wealthiest nation in the free world. Poorer nations can’t afford health care. We can afford it, but we abuse it.”


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