Re: Spread of AIDS

Harriet Whitehead (whitehea@WSUNIX.WSU.EDU)
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 07:46:57 -0800

Picking up on the "Spread of AIDS" thread: last chart I saw, AIDS was not
the leading cause of death anywhere, yet. For the US, heart disease and
the other usuals are still ahead of it by a lot. As to the origin of the
epidemic in smallpox vaccination programs, I too heard about that some
while back (I think on 20/20 or one of those newsmagazines), then there
was a long silence on the subject; then I heard/read much later that
"numerous follow-ups" on that lead had failed to establish any
connection. But did anyone publish one of those "numerous follow-ups?" If
so, I'd like to see it. Of course, if there were a connection, it would
be one of the supreme ironies of modern medical technology.

Harriet Whitehead
Anthropology, WSU