February 4, 2006


Went to see Rent last night in the SAC.

It was good. I enjoyed the entire carpe diem theme of the movie. And no, Virginia, I haven't seen the show.

That said, the movie raises the issue of AIDS, an issue that has seemingly fallen by the wayside since the mid 1990s. This is the US's and the world's problem. AIDS is the cause of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters (if not the greatest) the world has seen - with the focus of that disaster in sub-Saharan Africa.

The profit mongering of bigpharma is posing a grand problem to combatting AIDS: companies fighting the creation of less-expensive generic drugs to help alleviate the symptoms of HIV and AIDS.

So remember, in the eyes of bigpharma: $$$ > a sick you.

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