New statistics show that the state's funding of medical research, the reduction in 2019, as compared to the year 2018. At the same time, according to a recent Sifo poll, the public wants government to invest more in medical research, and that support has increased further in the course of coronapandemin.
Bill Gates has warned, in Around 2015 for the next pandemic, describing what ought to be done in order to protect the population.
He said increased investment in medical research and found to be the case for small amounts of money in comparison to what it will cost if we are not able to deal with a pandemic.
Now, we are in the midst of a pandemic, the governments of the world, is also the face of the various efforts to save lives, as well as the enormous costs that come with closed societies.
100 million is not enough
at the same time, the level of investment in medical research is too low. The government's contribution of sek 100 million for research to fight the coronapandemin is a good thing, but it is a marginal investment in the light of the fact that, over the next few years could be a lot more in research funding.
the Reduction of the economic resources of society are at risk, namely to provide long-term support for research. Our prime minister has been established to prepare for the current pandemic would not be sufficient.
Research is needed in order to be better prepared and the government has to take responsibility for the fact that the country has a long-term, sustainable research capacity for health.
the general Public seems to agree with Bill Gates that it is worthwhile to invest in medical research.
even before the pandemic was a concern. The cost of doing high-quality biomedical research have increased over the last few years. Nevertheless, the state funding has decreased from approximately 9.2 million to eur 8.8 billion from 2018 to 2019, according to new figures from statistics SWEDEN.
the Conditions for the conduct of medical research, has therefore been weakened.
the English people are showing a lot of support in order to strengthen the medical science. In a Sifo poll asked the question of which of the seven policy proposals that the public believed the most important priority in the state budget for the year 2020. The survey was conducted before coronapandemin and, secondly, in the middle of it.
the Proposal is to give priority to medical research and development has increased from 44% to 50%, and is now the third-highest priority.
Sweden will need a strong knowledge base
the general Public seems to agree with Bill Gates that it is worthwhile to invest in medical research. Even before the pandemic showed THAT the institute, is the fact that 95 per cent believed it was very or somewhat important that Sweden invests in research in order to solve the challenges in the field of health.
the Research is extremely important in order to manage the pandemic, and in Sweden the need for a strong research base in order to be prepared for the next pandemic.
This is a result of the research that we are able to increase the knowledge about the disease and to develop new techniques, treatments, and vaccines that can save lives.the Rise of two-penny, four penny,
Now, more than ever, a strengthened focus on medical research and development. In spite of the absence of a clear signal from the government that the increase in government investment in medical research in the budgets and in the research bill.
For every dollar that is used for the medical care of the day to invest of the state in parallel only to two-penny-in-for medical research and development. We are calling on the government to urgently take a decision on the long-term increase in the level of investment, equivalent to four pennies.
the Proposal is supported by almost 80 per cent of the population, according to a new Sifo survey.
As a country, we have everything to gain from such an investment. Then, we are to strengthen Sweden's emergency preparedness for a pandemic, and to continuously improve the health of the population and the country's prosperity. < / span> < / span>
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