And so…we wait…

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

As for Elena Kagan-we are waiting to see whether the Senate Judiciary Committee gives a thumbs up or thumbs down on her nomination to the Supreme Court. On my May 17 blog “The Trifecta,” I referenced how African American women felt spurned by President Obama’s selection in Kagan. Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse Finance Professor, gave five reasons why Kagan “is bad for America, bad for black America, bad for academia and represents the very worst of what we stand for as a nation.” And so we wait…how will the Senate vote today…

…And we wait on…waiting to see whether the latest news in the fight against HIV/AIDS could drastically change the course of this deadly disease. According to two studies conducted in Africa, researchers “have found different ways to sharply cut H.I.V. infections among women and schoolgirls, who make up a majority of the newly infected in sub-Saharan Africa.” As reported by the New York Times, “Women who used a vaginal microbicidal gel containing an antiretroviral medication widely used to treat AIDS, tenofovir, were 39 percent less likely over all to contract H.I.V. than those who used a placebo. Those who used the gel most regularly reduced their chances of infection 54 percent, according to a two-and-a-half year study of 889 women by Caprisa, a Durban-based AIDS research center.” And “broader trials are needed to confirm results…” and because the studies conducted had rather small numbers of participants, a larger sample will have to be conducted.

Charting a course in history sometimes takes a wait-and-see approach; and we so we wait to see what the tomorrow will look like…


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