Denialism: what is it and how should scientists respond?

@article{Diethelm2009DenialismWI,
  title={Denialism: what is it and how should scientists respond?},
  author={Pascal A. Diethelm and Martin Mckee},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          2-4
        }
}
HIV does not cause AIDS. The world was created in 4004 BCE. Smoking does not cause cancer. And if climate change is happening, it is nothing to do with man-made CO2 emissions. Few, if any, of the readers of this journal will believe any of these statements. Yet each can be found easily in the mass media. The consequences of policies based on views such as these can be fatal. Thabo Mbeki's denial that that HIV caused AIDS prevented thousands of HIV positive mothers in South Africa receiving… 
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