Articles by Ed Hooper

The Politics of a Scientific Meeting

The Politics of a Scientific Meeting: The Origin-of-AIDS Debate at the Royal Society by Brian Martin, from Politics and the Life Sciences 20 (2) 119-130 (September 2005).

A note of explanation about the late publication of this article

The official date on the published version of this article is September 2001, and yet it was actually published four years after that, in late 2005.

The Latest Scientific Evidence Strongly Supports the OPV Theory

[Much new scientific evidence about the origins of AIDS has emerged during the last year. The following essay is based on one that was posted on Brian Martin’s web-page in February 2004. This new version of January 2005 is considerably enlarged and updated. E.H.]

Professor John P. Moore replies to "Plotkin's chums (1)"

The following e-mail was received from Dr John P. Moore on November 24th, 2004. Entitled "Your recent diatribe", it is a response to my essay entitled "Plotkin's Chums (1)".

The Annexing of the Stanleyville Samples

The annexing of the Stanleyville samples: potential "fossil evidence" of ancient HIV-1 falls into the wrong hands

Background

In July 2003 and February 2004, I posted essays on the Web which featured warnings that scientists associated with the Catholic University of Leuven (known as KUL in Belgium), and with Hilary Koprowski's aide-de-camp, Stanley Plotkin, had been attempting to annexe 1950s biopsy and autopsy samples found in the basement of the old Laboratoire Medicale de Stanleyville (LMS), in what is now Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo.[1]

Plotkin's Chums (1): Eminent Scientists Sign their Names to Falsehoods

Plotkin’s chums (1): Eminent scientists sign their names to falsehoods, in a bid to protect Stanley Plotkin and Hilary Koprowski

Summary

The secret is out. Seven eminent scientists who have long been prominently involved in the "origins of AIDS" debate, allegedly as "honest neutrals" (Robin Weiss, Simon Wain-Hobson, Beatrice Hahn, Bette Korber, Steve Wolinsky, John P. Moore, and Robert Gallo), are actually part and parcel of a cover-up.

The Allegation that The River has Damaged Modern Attempts to Eradicate Polio

The allegation that The River has damaged modern attempts to eradicate polio: more fabrications by doctors Koprowski and Plotkin.

I think it is time to put something important on the record in the public domain, and to do so in forthright fashion.

I have spent some time investigating the claims by doctors Koprowski and Plotkin that The River had damaged modern polio vaccination campaigns - which claims, when I first heard them, caused me some real concern.

The New Round of Legal Threats by Doctors Koprowski and Plotkin

Officially, their stance is that they care little about the OPV/AIDS theory. They claim that it is but a minor annoyance that sometimes distracts them from their work for a few hours.

Sadly for them, the reality is rather different. Over the past four years, Hilary Koprowski and Stanley Plotkin have devoted a large portion of their time, and quite a bit of their incomes, to fighting the OPV/AIDS theory, and trying to ensure that it is suppressed in as many different fora (the halls of science, the media) as possible.

Untruths, Misrepresentations and Spin

Untruths, misrepresentations and spin: the dubious methods and tactics used by Stanley Plotkin's group in the "Origins of AIDS" debate

I think it is time for me to make a formal statement about the methods and tactics which Dr Stanley Plotkin, and various members of his support group, have been using in their attempts to counter the OPV theory, and to contest the "origins of AIDS" debate.

Dr Hilary Koprowski - The Man of Many Ideas

When I wrote The River in 1999, I was still to some extent uncertain about Dr Koprowski and his African research. He had been loath to discuss it with me in interview - and even at one stage between our two interviews in 1993 had threatened not to discuss that particular aspect of his work with me at all. [See The River, pages 407-409.]

Obituary for Maria Luisa Bozzi, 1939-2004

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death, in Torino, Italy on May 11th, 2004, of Bill Hamilton's partner of his last six years, Maria Luisa Bozzi.

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