"It is counter-productive and short-sighted to be chasing and funding each new disease whenever fear strikes society, without regard to the bigger picture. We need a way to allocate research funding for health based on the importance of the disease."
We need a more scientific approach to funding scientific research.
SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.