The AIDS Editorial 1983So John Maddox denied the reality of AIDS when information was spares? Figures that a prize in his name is given to Simon Wessely, who denies the reality of ME/CFS…
Maddox penned an editorial in April 1983 entitled "No Need for Panic about AIDS", stating that "male homosexuals should be persuaded to change their ways" of "pathetic promiscuity" and describing AIDS as a "perhaps non-existent condition".
[Update] Please note two common themes in disease-denial:
- "It's their ways" (aka, their lifestyle, they bring it onto themselves, blame the patient, yada yada)
- "It's perhaps a non-existent condition." (aka probably not a "proper" disease anyway, hypochondriac psychosomatic somatoform imagination run wild)
Please remember: "If scientists are silent, loony ideas will win." So please dear scientists show courage, and stand up against loons like John Maddox and Simon Wessely. So by giving the "John Maddox prize for disease-denial" to Simon Wessely, it is clearly shown what a anti-humanistic and anti-scientific hack Simon Wessely is.