Talk to NPRs Fresh air Host Terry Gross last week, Dr Anthony Fauci revealed that he spent a lot of time in gay baths and bars in the 1980s in order to ‘see what was happening’ at the height of the HIV pandemic. AIDS.
Describing his adventures at clubs in New York and San Francisco, Fauci recalls: “It was the very early years of the epidemic. We saw a large number of mostly gay men who were once well otherwise, who were devastated by this terrible and mysterious disease. And it was so focused in the gay community that I really wanted to get a feel for what was going on there that would lead to this explosion of a sexually transmitted disease.
“I went to the Castro neighborhood. I went to Greenwich Village, and I went to the public baths to basically see what was going on, ”he explained, adding,“ I took my suit and a tie.
What he saw firsthand at gay gatherings was about the young doctor.
“The epidemiologist in me said, ‘Oh, my God, this is a perfect setup for an explosion of a sexually transmitted disease,’” Fauci said. “And the same thing of going to gay bars and seeing what was going on, and it gave me a good look at how explosive the epidemic of a sexually transmitted disease was. It gave me a really on-the-ground idea of what was really going on, dynamically.
Listen to the full interview below:
Dr Fauci came under heavy criticism throughout the 1980s for not doing enough to stop the spread of the AIDS pandemic.
NPR host Terry Gross recalled, “During the time when the activists were really mad at you and there were demonstrations and there were signs saying f ** k Fauci and I think you burned down. in an effigy and there was an image with your head on a point. “
After Gross asked if the threats made by protesters in the 1980s were as serious as the threats he receives now, Fauci said the activists of the time “were justified in their concerns” and were “very iconoclastic. “.
“They seemed threatening, but I never felt threatened for a single moment by the AIDS activists,” he noted.
“Not only were they not threatening in a violent way at all,” Fauci claimed despite Gross previously portraying an image of his head on a spike and a burnt effigy. “In the end, they were on the right side of the story.”
Although Fauci has been studying HIV / AIDS since the 1980s, it is interesting to note that the COVID-19 virus has unique cell-identifying and membrane-binding proteins located in the HIV genome, suggesting that the 2019-nCov is a laboratory chimera, according to Indian researchers. who withdrew their data after being pressured by China.
In fact, some COVID-19 vaccinations cause patients to test positive for HIV.
Australia has suspended development of a nationally-made coronavirus vaccine after “false positives” for HIV were found in participants in clinical trials.
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