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Quest For The Origin Of Aids

William Carlsen, Chronicle staff writer (wcarlsen@sfchronicle.com)

San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, 14 January 2001, pp. A1, A14-A15

(First of a two-part series)

The longer Edward Hooper studied the maps, the more he believed he had solved one of the great mysteries of modern medicine.

Was Bad Science The Source Of Aids In Africa?

Africa-at-Large; Was Bad Science The Source Of Aids In Africa? (Commentary)

Sam Mwale, The East African (Nairobi), September 28, 2000

© 2000 AllAfrica, Inc

Nairobi - For most of this year, South African President Thabo Mbeki has rubbed the global HIV/Aids establishment the wrong way by questioning whether Aids is caused by the HIV virus. He got his answer at the global conference on Aids in Durban in June. The scientific and medical establishment has closed ranks on the cause of Aids: it is HIV, period.

AIDS Weekly

ETIOLOGY: No AIDS-Related Viruses or Chimpanzee DNA Found in 1950s-Era Polio Vaccine

AIDS Weekly, September 25, 2000

© 2000 AIDS Weekly via NewsRx.com and NewsRx.net

Tests performed by three independent laboratories on 1950s-era polio vaccine samples from The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, failed to find any traces of SIV, HIV-1, or DNA indicating that chimpanzee cells were used to prepare the vaccine, according to the scientist who coordinated the testing.

Africa News

Paul Redfern, The East African (Nairobi), September 21, 2000

© 2000 AllAfrica, Inc

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.

Bitter Debate on Polio-Vaccine Theory of AIDS

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.

Mystery of AIDS Origin Remains

Mystery of AIDS origin remains after scientists discount 'Hooper'

By Huntly Collins, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 17, 2000

© 2000 Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service

LONDON _ Until last year, the name Edward Hooper would have registered with virtually no one in the field of AIDS research.

Scientists Toss Hooper Theory on AIDS Origin

Charleston Gazette (West Virginia), September 17, 2000, Sunday

© 2000 Charleston Newspapers

LONDON - Until last year, the name Edward Hooper would have registered with virtually no one in the field of AIDS research.

Mystery of AIDS Origin Remains After Scientists Discount 'Hooper'

Huntly Collins, Knight Ridder Newspapers; The Macon Telegraph, September 17, 2000

© 2000 The Macon Telegraph

Until last year, the name Edward Hooper would have registered with virtually no one in the field of AIDS research.

AIDS Wars

The Economist, Vol. 356, 16 September 2000, pp. 87-88.

A meeting in London has destroyed the idea that AIDS was the accidental result of a polio-vaccination campaign conducted in the 1950s. But the disease's origins are still mysterious

New Study Disproves Polio Vaccine Theory

SCIENCE AND HEALTH NEW STUDY DISPROVES POLIO VACCINE THEORY

Joey G. Alarilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 16, 2000

© 2000 Philippine Daily Inquirer

IS the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome epidemic the result of a contaminated polio vaccine? No, according to new tests debunking this theory originally posed in the late '80s, which has been revived by a book published last year.

Did the March of Progress Bring AIDS to Africa

Sydney Morning Herald, 15 September 2000; from Daily Telegraph (UK), 12? September 2000.

Matt Ridley in London says the evidence suggests that polio vaccine researchers in the 1950s unwittingly unleashed the pandemic that is ravaging Africa.

Showdown in London

Von Stefan Klein, FACTS, September 14, 2000

© 2000 TA-Media AG

Aids Hat ein Polio-Impfstoff die Seuche ausgeloest? Der Verdacht ist vorerst entkraeftet. Der Kampf geht weiter.

Scientists Reach no Conclusion on AIDS-Polio Vaccine Connection

By Huntly Collins, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 13, 2000

© 2000 Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service

LONDON _ The claim that the AIDS epidemic was set off by scientists at Philadelphia's Wistar Institute during polio vaccine tests in Africa in the 1950s suffered more blows here yesterday as the Royal Society of London concluded scientific debate on the topic.

Forscherstreit um Angebliche HIV-Verbreitung

Forscherstreit um angebliche HIV-Verbreitung durch Polio-Impfstoffe haelt an

OTS Originaltextservice, September 13, 2000

© 2000 News Aktuell - DPA Firmengruppe

Auch der Bericht einer Expertengruppe hat den Forscherstreit um die angebliche HIV-Verbreitung durch fruehe Polio-Impfstoffe nicht beendet. Wie die Wochenzeitung DIE ZEIT berichtet, hielt der britische Journalist Edward Hooper, Autor des Buchs "The River", waehrend einer Pressekonferenz in der Royal Society in London seinen Vorwurf aufrecht, bei der Erprobung eines experimentellen Polio-Impfstoffes in Zentralafrika seien Impflinge womoeglich durch HIV-verseuchte Vakzinen infiziert worden.

WHO Rejects Claim That AIDS Came From Polio Vaccine

Senegal; WHO Rejects Claim That AIDS Came From Polio Vaccine

Panafrican News Agency, Africa News, September 13, 2000

© 2000 AllAfrica, Inc

DAKAR, Senegal (PANA) - The World Health Organisation has refuted a theory that HIV, the virus which causes the incurable disease AIDS, was spread to the general population by an experimental polio vaccine used in Central Africa in the 1950s.

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