Many Americans, even physicians, are unaware that the National Research Council, which is an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, proclaimed in February 1993 that “the AIDS epidemic will have little impact on the lives of most Americans or the way society functions.” Moreover, the CDC has released the year-end AIDS figures for 1992 which show that “the overall cases increased only 3.5% from the year before, less than the 5% increase from 1990-1991.” Furthermore, as recently reported by National Review, the CDC enunciated that it was revising downward its estimate of future AIDS
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death.
Linear No Threshold Hypothesis
U.S. Senator Pete Domenici has asked the General Accounting Office (GAO) to update a 1994 study on radiation protection in the United States, pointing out that the agency should examine the validity of standards on which current policies are based.
Both Dr. Peter Duesberg and Michael Fumento responded to my article, “AIDS: The Untold Story” (Medical Sentinel, Summer 1997). Both writers shrugged off my suggestion that standard public health measures were needed to slow further spread of the HIV epidemic, and both writers disagreed with my contention that AIDS will soon begin to depopulate Africa.
"AIDS: The Untold Story" by Stanley K. Monteith is not exactly what it claims to be. It is hardly an untold story that by the end of 1996 over 500,000 Americans had developed AIDS, and that a million Americans would "progress to terminal-stage illness and death," because they have antibodies against HIV.
Dr. Stanley Monteith has a long and distinguished history of being wrong about AIDS epidemiology, and his latest contribution to the Medical Sentinel continues the tradition.
It has been said that "men become accomplices to those tragedies which they fail to oppose." Nowhere is that truth more clearly demonstrated than in the apocalypse currently unfolding across the world as the HIV epidemic continues its silent spread from land to land.
The crisis of American medicine is not tobacco, AIDS, silicone implants, the Gulf War Syndrome, breast or other forms of cancer, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, licensure, medical care for the poor, or any other specific medical or ethical issue. The crisis of American medicine is far greater than any one of these problems, indeed it is far greater than all of them combined, because the answers to these problems do not come from within them but from medical ethics.
Gramscian Strategy for Universal Coverage
On the evening news, I heard Dan Rather (July 6, 1999) talk about "the health care squeeze," and how the plight of the uninsured called for more government intervention.