Forensic epidemiology. Vaccine theory of AIDS origins disputed at Royal Society.

@article{Cohen2000ForensicEV,
  title={Forensic epidemiology. Vaccine theory of AIDS origins disputed at Royal Society.},
  author={Jon S. Cohen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={289 5486},
  pages={1850-1}
}
At center stage at a meeting on the origin of the AIDS epidemic, held here this week at the Royal Society, was a controversial theory that a contaminated polio vaccine tested in Africa more than 40 years ago sparked the epidemic. The theory took a hit when researchers revealed that tests of old samples of the vaccine provided no supporting evidence, and the main proponent of the theory, British writer Edward Hooper, endured a verbal battering himself from several prominent scientists. But… CONTINUE READING

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