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The real madness

As people fill out and live with their March Madness brackets, we’re also approaching a little-known annual milestone: World Tuberculosis Day. The real madness is that we’ve allowed a treatable, curable infection – TB – to become the world’s leading infectious killer.

Why does this curable disease still kill more than 4,000 people every single day? Why have we allowed it to remain a major cause and consequence of poverty? It’s because we haven’t made ending it a priority.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Right now, Congress is deciding what we’ll invest in this fight next year. I hope we can count on our Senators and Representative to fight for strong U.S. funding to help end this epidemic. Its defeat would be a victory worth celebrating.

David Kagan

Jersey Shore

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