Sunday, January 22, 2012

30 Million Lives : Peter Duesberg

More than 30 million people worldwide live with HIV. 2 million people die from AIDS-related illness every year. 25 years after the discovery of HIV, there are those who still deny that HIV causes AIDS. The damage they have done in human lives and suffering is countless.

Episode 1 of a series on who the HIV/AIDS denialist scientists are. Dr. Duesberg is the most prominent, and the most damaging scientist to be part of this pseudoscience movement. While he had a promising start to his career, his abandonment of scientific professionalism has damaged his credibility.

His real crime was his involvement in the health care policy of South Africa, resulting in a policy of denialism that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, and the infections of millions more. He will leave a lasting dark legacy on the world.

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