As someone who works in an area where everybody is working on a "cure just around the corner", I am totally bewildered by the comments. Talk about missing the point. The article is about the wildly overoptimistic reporting of a lot of crappy research and the under reporting of the slow steady progress that is being made. However, the moronic readership of this site immediately goes into some kind of conspiracy frenzy about hiding cures. Look, you bunch of morons, when a cure shows up, ain't nobody gonna hide it so they can keep treating you with expensive crappy stuff that you take forever. Take Solvaldi for example. People used to take a lot of nasty stuff (ribavarin, interferon etc) to poorly treat hepatitis C. Solvaldi essentially cures hepatitis C in about 97% of the cases. Only problem is they want about $84,000 for a course of treatment. There a plenty of things to complain about related about health care and its costs but the amount of ignorance displayed on this site related to this post is disturbing.