Apparently there isn’t a scientific consensus about whether additional funding would have produced an Ebola vaccine by now. “Science is unpredictable” after all. (This is why we know with utmost certainty that humans are changing the climate and this will lead to disastrous results unless we raise taxes and destroy certain industries.)
“Probably would have been” is also very different than “might have been.”
We can also say funding used for studying fat lesbians might be wisely spent elsewhere. Poorly prioritized funding is not the same as insufficient funding. Sunday-night bombshell: NIH director claims budget cuts have prevented an Ebola vaccine; Conservatives spotlight budget waste
Because racism or something.