Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The UN and AIDS

As a follow up to my last two posts on global warming and obesity, here are the latest data on the real status of AIDS: still there but not out of control nor as extensive as promoted earlier.
Key point:
  • persistent overestimates in the widely quoted U.N. reports have long skewed funding decisions and obscured potential lessons about how to slow the spread of HIV
Another example of well-meaning zealots doing more harm than good. 
When will self-appointed experts ever realize that the public can be trusted with the real data, the real science and not have to be primed with inflated, fear-inducing hype?
Oh, yes, but then those self same experts, advocates and managers would be out of a job, wouldn't they?