You Can't Cure Ebola With Money

Raising unreasonable expectations for an Ebola vaccine is bad for public policy and scientific research.
If you cut my budget, I'll drop this box.

Last week, when I was somewhat disparaging about the claim by Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, that if only his agency budget hadn't been slashed, we would have a vaccine for Ebola, a number of people responded with outraged indignation that I, a libertarian journalist, could malign a lovely, brilliant, noble government scientist.

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