Trump’s New CDC Director: AIDS Is ‘God’s Judgment’ Against Gays

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Trump’s New CDC Director: AIDS Is ‘God’s Judgment’ Against Gays

Post by Maple » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:35 pm

Trump’s New CDC Director: AIDS Is ‘God’s Judgment’ Against Gays

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Re: Trump’s New CDC Director: AIDS Is ‘God’s Judgment’ Against Gays

Post by Gaybutton » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Why am I not surprised?

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Re: Trump’s New CDC Director: AIDS Is ‘God’s Judgment’ Against Gays

Post by fountainhall » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:55 pm

This is worse than the Reagan administration. Reagan and his band of merry men might have all but denied the existence of HIV and AIDS, but at least his two Directors of the CDC realised quickly what the world was up against. His Surgeon General also knew the magnitude of what they were dealing with even though his superiors prevented him from any public discussion of the disease during Reagan's first term. Thereafter, he took it on himself to ensure every household in America knew the dangers of HIV/AIDS. I will never forget flying into San Francisco around 1987, switching on the TV in my hotel room and seeing the bearded and imposing C. Everett Koop discussing the dangers of rimming!
Through his report and his many speeches and interviews on AIDS Koop did more than any other public official to shift the terms of the public debate over AIDS from the moral politics of homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, and intravenous drug use, practices through which AIDS was spread, to concern with the medical care, economic position, and civil rights of AIDS sufferers.
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