She had been a worker at a TB hospital when shecame down with a cough.
She went to a doctor and said she had drug-resistant TB.
She was later diagnosed with AIDS.
She wasn't going to live much longer. But there were plenty of MDR patients
waiting to take her bed when she vacated it.
This was hell with a waiting list.
But seeing this hell didn't reduce my optimism.
It channeled it.
I got into the car as I left and I told the doctor we were working with
离开的时候 我钻进车里 告诉与我们共事的医生
I know MDR-TB is hard to cure,
but we must do something for these people.
And, in fact, this year,
we are entering phase three with the new TB drug regime
for patients who respond,
instead of a 50% cure rate after 18 months for $2,000,
情况不再是2000美元价格 治疗18个月 治愈率50%
we get an 80% cure rate after six months for under $100.
而是不到100美元的价格 治疗6个月 治愈率80%
Optimism is often dismissed as false hope.