Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Lost Year with Robert Gallo

About the "Gallo machine", a letter from Abraham Karpas ScD, Assistant Director of Research, University of Cambridge, Department of Haematology:
Dear Dr Windom

In conclusion the AIDS virus could and should have been isolated in the USA for the following reasons:
  1. It was in the US that AIDS was first recognized as a new disease of man in 1981 by Gottlieb and others
  2. The US had the largest number of diagnosed AIDS patients
  3. The US scientific and medical might, in particular having excellent retrovirologists in Tenim, Bishop, Baltimore etc.
The latter reason could have been sufficient for the US to be the first to isolate the causative virus. However, because of Dr Gallo, the French were first. Progress in AIDS research has been delayed by a full year while Drs Gallo and Essex published eight articles on HTLV, the rare human leukaemia virus, as the cause of AIDS. In the process they prevented directly and indirectly the publication of medical and scientific data that HTLV was not involved in AIDS and that another virus was the cause of this new disease. As a result many thousands of individuals became infected with contaminated blood and the virus kept spreading at an accelerated pace. Only after Dr Gallo received the AIDS virus from France and managed to grow it did he change its name from LAV to HTLV-III and claim himself as the discoverer. In order to justify calling it HTLV-III, Gallo with Wong-Staal presented scientific "data" on the similarity of the HTLV-I and HTLV-III which they published in Science and Nature, thereby causing further delay in AIDS research by sending newcomers to this field into blind alleys.

There is no question in my mind that Dr Gallo is responsible for the large number of infections especially through blood transfusions during the lost year. …
Gallo's 48 isolates spoke French with a single voice.
Gallo had his 48 samples, and the 48 samples all spoke BRU with a single voice. Mikovits has her "68" samples… and the 68 samples spoke VP62 with a single voice.

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