Joe Gartner said: "Ok, fi the software is designed to help everyone equally then why do they need to incorporate special considerations for specific groups? In my opinion, this is continued pandering to appease specific groups of people. Come on guys, just make the software work equally for everyone and everyone will be happy.".

    Joe Gartner said: "I have commented on this in previous articles, you are asking an industry that has spent Billions on research (procedures and techniques) to just give up their proprietary information with no compensation. While the goal of UHC is noble, we have already seen that no one wants to contribute the amount of funds necessary to adequately compensate the industry for their work or to fund new labs and research facilities. Nothing is free and from what I have seen the main backers of this transparency movement are the countries that have not contributed anything to industry. Like the old saying goes, you get out of it what you put into it.".

    Joe gartner said: "Once again they are making policies in respect to only one demographic when it should be applied to all people. Historically women represented 99% of the domestic violence abuses known in the world, but as with all things time has changed that statistic. Now males are becoming a larger portion of the domestic abuse. You have same sex relationships that now present a change in narrative to domestic abuse reports. The rules should encompass spousal abuse with respect to a couple because the abused could be female or male as well as the abuser could be male or female. If you are going to afford protections and rehabilitation for domestic abuse and empowerment the you should do it for everyone.".

    Joe Gartner said: "This whole concept of sharing of data is progressing prematurely. First, you are asking companies that have spent billions of dollars and many years developing the drugs and trials to give instantly give up all their potential earnings from future developed drugs. I understand why all these other countries agree this policy, they have not spent a penny or contributed anything to the industry itself but want to enjoy all the benefits of it for next to nothing. While your goals are commendable, these countries need to contribute to a global collaboration to finance future research. But as we have seen from recent attempts, when asked to do so, no one would participate or contribute to the cause. You cannot kill an open market industry under the guise of "for the good of all humanity" when no one is willing to compensate the industry for their contributions or sacrifices.".

    Eliudi Eliakimu said: "Congratulations to the WHA72 delegates for this breakthrough decison. This will improve the global efforts to fight the disease. I the current error of increasing migrants, Chagas disease will continue to be seen in non endemic countries Since, its screening among asymptomatic migrants has been shown to be cost-effective, the official recognition of April 14, as World Chagas Day, will stimulate implementation of Chagas screening programmes globally.".

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