Remember Soviet Afghanistan? During that fight over locally grown opiates, demobilized Soviet and U.S. personnel turned up with an African monkey virus. Outbreaks in the U.S. closely followed the hepatitis outbreaks in cities that in 1969 had banned clean needles. Even the Soviets admitted to some slight contagion. Governments blamed gays in order to not admit their policies caused the epidemic. In Africa the outbreaks fanned outward from former German colonies–dumping grounds for injectable narcotics since 1912, when the China market closed.
The current Communivirus flap has been stirred–like global warming pseudoscience when smacked upside by Ivar Giaever–by a Nobel laureate in his own field, Luc Montagnier. What does he say? Pretty much what the Indian geneticists said before being declared unpersons:(link)
With my colleague, bio-mathematician Jean-Claude Perez, we carefully analyzed the description of the genome of this RNA virus,” explains Luc Montagnier, interviewed by Dr Jean-François Lemoine for the daily podcast at Pourquoi Docteur, adding that others have already explored this avenue: Indian researchers have already tried to publish the results of the analyses that showed that this coronavirus genome contained sequences of another virus, … the HIV virus (AIDS virus), but they were forced to withdraw their findings as the pressure from the mainstream was too great.
Delightful, huh? Remember all this when the Dems and Gee-Oh-Pee wheedle you not to cast your law-changing Libertarian spoiler votes in November.(link)