社评 0913 美国将向癌症挑战
六十年前之今天， 甘纳迪总统在德州休斯敦的着名演说中表示，要在六十年代把人送上月球 ，结果终於在一九六九年中把三位太空人送上到月球，拜登总统在引用这句豪语来表达我们能战胜癌症之决心。
早在二0一六年，他担任副縂统时， 拜登总统已经在动员联邦和私人机构制定抗癌之方案 ，包括防疫教育及早期测试， 过后不久， 他的长子也因脑瘤过世 ，这对他是非常沈重之打击。
今天，我们面对新冠病毒之际， 癌症仍然是全世界之最大公敌 ，也是全人类之第一杀手 ，我们非常支持拜登总统能够动员联邦政府之力量， 有如当年登月之决心， 早日打败癌症，為全人类作出贡献。
“Moonshot” Plan To End Cancer
President Biden is promoting a plan to end cancer on the 60th anniversary of one of former President Kennedy’s most famous speeches.
President Biden detailed his cancer moonshot initiative in February which aims to cut cancer deaths in the United States in half over the next quarter century.
Biden said that, “We are calling it a moonshot and that is because I believe that this effort is like President Kennedy’s call to land a man on the moon. It is truly a call to humankind to be bold and do the big thing.”
Sixty years ago President Kennedy gave a speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas, to proclaim that the United States will put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960‘s. The first man landed on the moon in July of 1969, meeting the Kennedy deadline with five months to spare.
Today we are still facing Covid-19 as well as cancer which is still the world’s biggest public enemy and first killer of mankind. We strongly support the president’s effort to use the same determination it took to land a man on the moon and make cancer a part of history.