14 January, 2004; updated 13 February, 2004; posted 26 February, 2004.
In his concluding speech at the Lincei conference of September 2001, later published under the title “Emerging Persistent Infections: Family Heirlooms and New Acquisitions” [Weiss, 2003], Professor Robin Weiss devoted a section to the origins of AIDS debate.
However, like his other interventions in this debate at the Royal Society conference on “Origins of HIV and the AIDS epidemic”, and in the pages of Nature, this paper contained many observations that were flawed, misleading, or simply untrue.
Let me give specific examples. Continue reading “Robin Weiss, Professor of Virology, Doctor of Spin”
An important conference, albeit one that was virtually ignored by all but the Italian media.
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Maria Luisa Bozzi, “Truth and science: Bill Hamilton’s legacy”, Atti dei Convegni Lincei; 2003; 187; 21-26. This is part of the proceedings of the round table conference on “Origin of HIV and Emerging Persistent Viruses”, Rome, 28-29 September 2001.
The paper presented by Edward Hooper at the 2001 Lincei Conference, published in Atti dei Convegni Lincei; 2003; 187; 27-230.
This major essay, based on the speech Ed Hooper gave at the National Academy of Lincei, in Rome, in September 2001, was originally prepared for publication in the house journal, Atti dei Convegni Lincei. It is over 200 pages long, and represents Hooper’s major published response to the web of disinformation and misleading claims that certain members of the scientific community have created in response to “The River”, and in the wake of the Royal Society meeting on “Origins of HIV and the AIDS epidemic”. Hooper suggests that this essay represents useful base-line reading for any visitors to this site who are seriously interested in the question of how the AIDS pandemic began.
Recombination and Phylogenetic Analysis of HIV-1 (pdf, 837k)
Paper by Mikkel Schierup and Roald Forsberg from the Lincei Conference.
ublished in Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences
29 June 2001, Volume 356, Issue 1410, Royal Society
All papers are in pdf format. Continue reading “Papers Presented at the Royal Society Meeting”
Position paper to coincide with the publication of the proceedings of the Royal Society conference on “The Origins of HIV and the AIDS Epidemic”
Edward Hooper 14 June, 2001
Professor Robin Weiss, one of the organisers of the Royal Society conference on the origins of HIV and AIDS, recently declared the oral polio vaccine (OPV) theory of origin dead. “Some beautiful facts have destroyed an ugly theory”, he wrote.
Continue reading “Position Paper on the Origins of HIV/AIDS Debate”
Inaccuracies and errors in press statements released by doctors Stanley Plotkin and Hilary Koprowski at the Royal Society meeting on “The Origins of HIV and the AIDS Epidemic”, on September 11, 2000
Edward Hooper. December 5, 2000.
Slightly updated and revised on June 14, 2001.
Like many other speakers at the Royal Society conference on “The Origins of HIV and the AIDS Epidemic” (myself included) doctors Plotkin and Koprowski later revised their oral presentations for the published proceedings, which are about to appear as Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, B; 2001; Volume 356, pp. 778-977.
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Comments on the papers by Stanley Plotkin and Hilary Koprowski presented at the Royal Society meeting on “Origins of HIV and the AIDS Epidemic” in September 2000
Edward Hooper, Somerset, U.K. October 15, 2000
All three papers presented by doctors Plotkin and Koprowski at this conference were characterised by inaccuracies, errors and obfuscation.
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Africa-at-Large Bitter Debate on Polio-Vaccine Theory of AIDS
Wairagala Wakabi, Paul Redfern; The East African, September 21, 2000
© 2000 Nation Newspapers Ltd.
Nairobi – The Two sides in the increasingly bitter row over the origin of Aids appeared to be as far apart as ever following a conference on September 11 at the Royal Society in London.
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