I joined this forum just to post this reply. Although this is long past timely, I cant believe anyone is so self centered to compare HS2 to hepatitis c. It is probably one of the most specious and repugnant things I have ever read. To attempt to divert funding from a disease that kills %40 of its victims painfully to one that discomforts you is on a moral par with ethnic cleansing. Although any disease deserves adequate care and attention no matter the source, you really should be ashamed of your self especially with that long excuse you are pedaling to garner support. Obviously these forums are for support but even if its just for perspective you need to draw a line somewhere.