Searching for truth at Harvard
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2011/02/20
Harvard Magazine published the standard sort of HIV/AIDS propaganda in its issue of September-October 2010, “The Social Epidemic — Battling HIV in sub-Saharan Africa”. The piece is strong on local color and personal interest, a tribute to the “generous gift for international reporting” that enabled the author, associate editor Elizabeth Gudrais, to visit Tanzania, South Africa, and Uganda. But the article is woefully ignorant about HIV and AIDS, and this ignorance is reflected in such absurd repetitions of official nonsense as that 39% of KwaZulu-Natal residents “have HIV” and, in some places, “two-thirds of pregnant women have HIV”. First, of course, no test demonstrates the presence of “HIV infection”, only the presence of certain antibodies or bits of DNA or RNA. Second, the official early story of HIV/AIDS describes “HIV infection” as deadly, on average of about a decade after infection. As this article acknowledges, antiretroviral drugs treatment is still not available in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Those two mainstream assertions taken together would make it quite impossible that any country could have reached 39% infection, with a majority of pregnant women infected, without an earlier total collapse of the population — whereas the population of the whole region has continued to increase throughout the “AIDS” era at a healthy (or unhealthy!) rate of several percent annually, without death rates rising noticeably [Rian Malan, “AIDS in Africa — In search of the truth”, Rolling Stone Magazine, 22 November 2001; “Africa isn’t dying of Aids”, The Spectator (London), 14 December 2003].
Gudrais’s “research” about HIV itself evidently consisted of being indoctrinated by the Harvard people who are, with the best but misguided intentions, bringing antiretroviral treatment to sub-Saharan Africa. Gudrais mention that many Africans stop coming for treatment, but fails to ask why this might be; yet anyone familiar with the literature would know that the dreadful “side” effects of antiretroviral drugs bring high drop-out rates also in the United States [“Avoiding life-saving treatment”, 2010/10/28].
I found it sad to read of the many well-meaning alumni, faculty, and students who are mentioned as having contributed time or funds to Harvard’s mission in Africa, which includes vaccine research. What reaction will there be from those who have been hoodwinked by officialdom for decades, once it becomes generally realized that HIV = AIDS is without a basis in fact? How will the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spin its long participation in this intellectual scam? How will the National Institutes of Health handle the fury of Congressional investigations after it is realized that NIH was actually a driving force in maintaining expensive programs that had long been discredited by the evidence, much of it published under NIH grants?
John Lauritsen wanted to give readers of Harvard Magazine the opportunity to think about these issues, but the concise, to-the-point letter he sent in August has not been published:
25 August 2010
“The Social Epidemic: Battling HIV in sub-Saharan Africa” by Elizabeth Gudrais (September-October 2010) echoes the prevailing myths about “AIDS” in Africa, without ever coming to grips with the real issues. Although Africa has supposedly been devastated by “AIDS”, the population in South Africa, Uganda and elsewhere on the continent has grown. “AIDS” in Africa is not the same as “AIDS” in Europe and North America; in both it is a new name for old diseases. <http://www.altheal.org/statistics/fiala.htm>
The sad reality is that most people in Africa are poor — so poor they can’t even get clean drinking water. The goal should be to eliminate poverty and unsanitary living conditions, rather than providing unvalidated “HIV” tests and harmful and worthless drugs.
The sub-article (“The Politics of Paying for HIV Care”) gets to the point: “Harvard’s PEPFAR program has paid for antiretroviral therapy (ART) for more than 130,000 people….” That is, profits for Big Pharma. The drugs being marketed to Africa — AZT and Nevirapine — are toxic and have no benefits demonstrated through honest, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies.
To my knowledge there is no proof that “AIDS” is caused by HIV-1 (North America and Europe), by HIV-2 (Africa), or by any other infectious agent. If there is such proof, Harvard Magazine would do us all a service by publishing an article stating the HIV-AIDS hypothesis in a clear and falsifiable manner, marshalling evidence for that hypothesis, and answering criticisms made by AIDS critics (dissidents/rethinkers) like myself.
Harvard College Class of 1961 (AB 1963)
Author: _The AIDS War_ (1993)
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