ALS Ice Bucket challenge

There is something bothering about the ALS ice bucket challenge.

ALS is a horrible disease which deserves attention and funding, BUT.

1. Around 5600 Americans are diagnosed with ALS each year 

2. ALS is most common among persons over 60

3. It is a terminal illness. We can improve the patients lives (and extend it), but the end is inevitable

 

ALS should get funding, research. We should care for the patients.

I am concerned about the Internet Meme. The discussion about ALS when we have so many bigger problems. Obesity, Ignorance, Racism, AIDS, Cancer that affect the lives of more people.

ALS will be discussed and forgotten. We will stay ignorant and ill

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