The fourth major problem in epidemiology

Moblog: Madrid, Parque del Retiro. Epidemiology ist always a cost intensive enterprise. Only those epidemiologists have enough funds for doing research who are spending most of their time on fund raising, speaking into every microphone and smiling into every camera. There is, however, a downside as this is getting soon self perpetuating where the relevance of scientific questions or the quality of own contribution does not matter anymore.
BTW These “smart” cars can now be found at the streets of Madrid – a response to the horrible 2004 Al Qaeda attacks? Or data grabber for Googles “Street View”? Hablo sólo un poco de Espana…