Disinformation squared

@inproceedings{Geissler2013DisinformationS,
  title={Disinformation squared},
  author={Erhard Geissler and Robert Hunt Sprinkle},
  booktitle={Politics and the Life Sciences},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Background. When in May 1983 the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first securely attributed to a virus, eventually called the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), many controversies arose. Among these was one centering on HIV's origin. A startling hypothesis, called here the “HIV-from-Fort-Detrick myth,” asserted that HIV had been a product, accidental or intentional, of bioweaponry research. While its earliest identifiable contributors were in the West, this myth's most… Expand
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