The Aids epidemic that never was and why political correctness influences too much medical spendingBy Karol Sikora
21st November 2007
Billions of pounds were spent telling us we were ALL at risk from Aids. But as scientists now admit the threat was overblown, Britain's top cancer expert attacks the political correctness that influences too much medical spending.
Medical care should always be geared to the saving and protecting of lives. Compassion in the face of any type of human suffering should be at its core.
But sadly, the vicissitudes of political correctness can dictate medical priorities.
Certain diseases become fashionable in the public consciousness and so attract more political support and attention.
A classic example of this pattern is HIV/Aids. When this burst on the scene in Britain in the early Eighties, it became the biggest health issue facing the country, over-riding all other medical problems.
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