I have to confess that I haven't fully looked at the data from SARS from 17 years ago until the present. My impression is that while research funding has increased in dollar value every year, it's not unlike the hospital story, in that the costs of research have massively outstripped those increases.
The second piece is that we're a little bit of a victim of our success. If you look at the increasing volume of funding and research, but then cross-reference that with the number of Ph.D. scientists being prepared, while the dollar amount has gone up, the dollar per scientist—because we actually have invested well in the training of future scientists—has gone down. We haven't actually done a fabulous job in matching the output of young scientists with a clear career path and the operating grant dollars to be effective—