Further to this post we believe that if there aren’t some people like this already in existence somewhere in the world – with modern technology it doesn’t matter where – there will be soon.
We’ve been fascinated, puzzled, for a long time by the fact that in every area of knowledge and at every level it seems that the people in charge avoid answering ordinary emails like the plague.
The world of politics is a classical example, just to name one. The chances of getting a sensible ordinary email reply from a politician is virtually non-existent. It seems that politicians have to provide ordinary email addresses on the Parliamentary websites for those in their electorates – it’s deemed the proper thing to do. But if you use these addresses to email them, the chances are 19 out of 20 that you will get an automated response along the lines of, “Oh dear, we’re getting so many emails, we can’t possibly answer them all,” and you never hear from them again.
Obviously the demand for responses exists.
Is it because there’s a shortage of qualified people who are prepared to do the work of answering emails? Or is it considered that responding to emails is not cost effective? What is it?
In relation to health and medical matters, to us it’s logical that people be given the choice – either to pay the reasonable costs associated with getting the sort of email responses the want, OR, of carrying out the research semselves.
We hope that in due course we’ll be able to report that we’ve located some people like the ones we’ve been talking about, and be able to pass their ordinary email addresses on to our readers.
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