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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Hey, Jason, remember that argument we had with blfo on the Seems Like Salvation forums back in 2002? (Of course you do.)

A couple of months ago when I was visiting West Chester University, I met a New Zealand girl who was studying medicine there. She had become convinced in the course of her studies (I had the impression it was during a class on the subject) that HIV was caused by the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s. Ah, so that's what blfo was talking about!

I forgot about it until today, when I read this story in the news. So I did a cursory Google search.

Polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS: some key writings
The River : A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS - see also reviews
Scientists rule out polio link to Aids
Oral polio vaccine: fact versus fiction

My bullshit alarm is buzzing rather loudly, but I think it makes for some good and scandalous reading in any case. I hadn't heard of this specific theory before the NZ med student brought it up, if you don't count blfo's paragraphless lunatic ramblings.
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