This recent article describes the reaction of health authorities to suspected damage from vaping.
In the article, there are many references to health authorities investigating illness reports, apparently taking things very seriously.
For example, we learn the following:
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that officials are working with health departments in at least five states with confirmed cases - California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin - to determine the cause of the condition after “a cluster of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette use” was reported among adolescents and young adults in recent weeks.
In a call Friday with state health authorities, CDC officials said they were probing 94 possible cases in 14 states."
These are public institutions whose mission is to investigate diseases, establish causality, issue warnings and protect the public. We are talking about the CDC and state health departments at the least, as mentioned in the article. I am sure there are others and in fact I am sure the FDA has some sort of mandate for post-marketing monitoring of drugs, whatever that means. These institutions have budgets worth billions of dollars and thousands of people of staff.
Why aren’t they doing anything about PFS - a condition from which many thousands of people have died? Why aren’t they investigating case reports, funding studies, issuing warnings? Why are we left to collect pocket change for research by ourselves when these institutions have billions of dollars and a mandate to do exactly that?
I am asking a genuine question here. Any insight will be appreciated.