The HIV/Ebola mistake
James C. Harrison
hexis at netcom.com
Wed Aug 23 22:22:13 EST 1995
Don Haut (c601591 at mizzou1.missouri.edu) wrote:
: In article <9CE925E74DE at ida.ruc.dk>, JOHANN72 at IDA.RUC.DK wrote:
: > With all due respect, the experts (that is you virologist-guys), you
: > didn't see HIV as much of a threat 15 years ago. I pray, that you are
: > not about to make the same mistake with Ebola. The consequenses would be
: > too terrifying.
: Actually, most scientist DID understand the HIV threat 15 years ago. The
: US Gov. did not see the threats and that is because HIV is mainly
: associated with copulation (in it's many forms). The US Gov. (like most)
: does not deal with such things well.
: Don Haut
: Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
: University of Missouri-Columbia
: C601591 at showme.missouri.edu
Anyhow, insidious diseases like TB, leprosy, and AIDS are more dangerous
than rapidly spreading diseases that tend to die out. As they said in
DUNE, "the slow blade penetrates the shield."
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