When the disease is something distant
Today runs the RareDiseaseDay tag. Rare means that the odds that it strikes you are low until it becomes a common plague. But why do we have a tag about this? Let’s think about it. Adam Smith talked about it in its less popular book, The theory of moral sentiments. He explains pretty well that empathy we have towards a close one stoke by disease in comparison with a vague person we know, distant in our relationship circle are very different. I’m pretty sure you get the point and understand that empathy variation is the main factor in motivation regarding rare disease cure. These diseases don’t have a good exposure to generate empathy in our surrounding and cure research are not popular enough to attract investment and business due to the low ROI they represent. Incredible as it may sound, the health industry is by design, not more than a huge business field that answers to offer and demand law. Politic may answer a bit better to this reality, but let’s not be too enthusiast, the politic world has its own set of rules that are not better in a moral point of view. The last chance is social network awareness, raising the best it can the empathy of people that are not aware of what victims of those disease are enduring day after day.
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Last Updated on November 15, 2019 by Coach Danny