$39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine


Locutus
#1
say wut.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $39 million on obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other projects that could have been scrapped in favor of developing an Ebola vaccine.

“Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready,” said NIH Director Francis Collins, blaming budget cuts for his agency’s failure to develop a vaccine for the deadly virus.

However, the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $39,643,352 worth of NIH studies within the past several years that have gone to questionable research.

For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.

Millions have gone to “text message interventions,” including a study where researchers sent texts to drunks at the bar to try to get them to stop drinking. The project received an additional grant this year, for a total of $674,590.

The NIH is also texting older African Americans with HIV ($372,460), HIV and drug users in rural areas ($693,000), HIV smokers ($763,519), pregnant smokers ($380,145), teen moms ($243,839), and meth addicts ($360,113). Text message interventions to try to get obese people to lose weight have cost $2,707,067.

The NIH’s research on obesity has led to spending $2,101,064 on wearable insoles and buttons that can track a person’s weight, and $374,670 to put on fruit and vegetable puppet shows for preschoolers.

A restaurant intervention to develop new children’s menus cost $275,227, and the NIH spent $430,608 for mother-daughter dancing outreach to fight obesity.

Sexual minorities have received a substantial amount from the NIH. The agency has now spent $105,066 following 16 schizophrenic LGBT Canadians around Toronto for a study on their community experiences.

The total for a project on why gay men get syphilis in Peru is now $692,697 after receiving additional $228,425 this year. The NIH is also concerned about postpartum depression in “invisible sexual minority women,” with a study that has cost $718,770.

Millions went to develop “origami condoms,” in male, female, and **** versions. The inventor Danny Resnic, who received $2,466,482 from the NIH, has been accused of massive fraud for using grant money for full-body plastic surgery in Costa Rica and parties at the Playboy mansion.

How transwomen use Facebook is the subject of another NIH study worth $194,788.

The agency has also committed $5 million to “mine and analyze” social media to study American’s attitudes toward drug abuse, and $306,900 to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people.

The NIH has also spent $15,313,372 on cessation studies devoted to every kind of smoker imaginable. Current studies are targeted at American Indians ($2,899,954); Chinese and Vietnamese men ($424,875); postmenopausal women ($4,151,850); the homeless ($558,576);Korean youth ($94,580); young schizophrenics ($397,802); Brazilian women smokers ($955,368 );Latino HIV-positive smokers($471,530); and the LGBT community ($2,364,521).

Yale University is studying how to get “Heavy Drinkers” to stop smoking at a cost of $571,799. Other projects seek to use Twitter to provide “social support to smokers” ($659,469), and yoga ($1,763,048 ) as a way to quit.

An NIH project studying sighs cost taxpayers $53,282.

On Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) had to outsource efforts at an Ebola vaccine to the Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc. The company will receive $8.6 million to research and test their vaccine, a fraction of NIH funding that went to the above projects.


$39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine | Washington Free Beacon
 
petros
#2
Text interventions that read "goink goink goink"?


 
Locutus
#3
Barry, I've a feeling we're not in Chicago any more.
 
petros
#4
I hope the Lollypop Guild lines up to kick him in the shins.
 
EagleSmack
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

say wut.



$39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine | Washington Free Beacon

The Dems for a brief moment tried blaming House Republicans for cutting funding to the NIH and the CDC to pin the poor Ebola response on them... until this report came out.
Last edited by EagleSmack; Oct 17th, 2014 at 10:57 AM..
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+1
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

The Dems for a brief moment tried blaming House Republicans for cutting funding to the NIH and pin the poor Ebola response on them... until this report came out.

The party in power is irrelevant. This is about bureaucraps setting their own agenda with no taxpayer oversight on spending.
 
Zipperfish
No Party Affiliation
#7
The biggest outrage was that guy funded for studying mold on bread. What a gargantuan waste.
 
petros
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Zipperfish View Post

The biggest outrage was that guy funded for studying mold on bread. What a gargantuan waste.

Who funded Flemings accident?

PS it had nothing to do with bread.
 
Zipperfish
No Party Affiliation
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Who funded Flemings accident?

PS it had nothing to do with bread.

No, I think it was the shift of the earth's poles.

 
petros
#10
Is that why Fleming funded his own research and almost gave up?

Neat article on H2S. After two mass extinctions driven by H2S the biological defense is still in our DNA.

Neat research happening these days on how H2S can be used medicinally.
 

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