Wednesday, January 12, 2005

A shout out

Today, I'm going to give a shout out to General Lazaro Sumbeiywo. This guy played a major role in the historic peace deal in the Sudan, ending a war that's claimed 1.5 million lives over 21 years. He's worked for two years on something that a lot of people said couldn't be done, but he's pulled it through.

Second shout out goes to the National Institute for Medical Research, who've made a discovery that could lead to a cure for HIV/AIDS a few years down the road. Not just a vaccine - a cure. Which, for those of you who are medically inclined, is a pretty unique thing for a viral infection.

Just goes to show you that there's still some good news in this world - it's just buried as a byline somewhere, beneath the latest Olsen twins scandal. Damn. I feel pretty pleased with myself if I manage to make it to work on time in the morning, and these guys are out forging peace and curing epidemics. Pioneers of the future, saviors of humanity - I give you mad props.


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