Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More Reasons to Believe What You Read?

Today the UN released the 2007 AIDS Epidemic Update Reports on the latest developments in the global AIDS epidemic. The 2007 edition provides the most recent estimates of the AIDS epidemic and explores new findings and trends in the epidemic’s evolution BUT GET THIS, the top UN AIDS scientists were only pulling our leg about the enormity of the epidemic. That's right folks! The scientists "said" they were overestimating both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade, according to the U.N (Washington Post article).

One AIDS expert, James Chin (author of "The AIDS Pandemic: The Collision of Epidemiology With Political Correctness") even had the audacity to say, "the numbers are more at 25 million not 33 million ... (the epidemic) It's a little high, but it's not outrageous anymore." Yup...I bet those 33, 25, 15 million or xxx million people feel LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY!


Tasha said...

25 million = ok
33 million = outrageous

mm. go figure.

Ren said...

I believe it may have been that the number they were throwing out there was outragous, rather then the number of people who actually act infected. Although, if he is using facts to show that you're world view is incorrect, then there must be something wrong with him.

Katy said...

"a little high, but not outrageous anymore"????? Is he a little high? The whole world is so outrageous to me today that I'd better just stop typing now.

haze said...

Ok. WTF?? This scare the shit out of me, quite honestly. If the G8 can't keep to their funding promises when the infection rate is 33 million, I'm scared to see what happens when the rate is lowered to a mere 25 million!

It looks like those of the G8 countries who are slackers are looking for a way to justify their inaction and inability to follow through with their promises & commitments.

I hope that the lower numbers are correct and that there are fewer cases BUT 33 million or 25 million - who gives a f***? Those are real people's lives and about 25-33 million too many people in grave danger - let alone the lives of their children & loved ones.