Folks: a very, very long time ago when I was in Army ROTC, the instructors pounded into our heads that when you come under fire, YOU REACT AND DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING!!! It doesn't matter whether it's right or wrong, you do SOMETHING!!! If you freeze under fire, you die!
Interesting fact, that when you react swiftly, your training kicks in and you most often DO the right thing!
The notion as it applies to GERN is that NOW is the time for us to contact chippy, the FDA, our Congressmen and Senators, and those in Congress who control FDA funding and express our GERN concerns. It's time to react, do something/ anything!!!
I happened to be watching Stossel on TV last night and he was bashing the FDA. He was stating how many deaths they caused by slow drug approval process. His feeling was that we own our bodies -if we are dying who wouldn't want to try everything, approved or not? What gives FDA right to tell us what we can and what we can't put in our bodies? Should gov't bureaucrats have power of life and death over its citizens? There was a political group on the show that was pushing some legislation which would allow people who were dying to try drugs which were not approvedIt was an interesting discussion -anyhow, -there are activists for your cause out there already if you want to link up with them....GLTA