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1 year ago with 8 notes
Matthias Rath is the definitive charlatan. Armed with huge amounts of money, megalomania, a lack of conscience and most importantly, the support of South Africa’s Minister of Health Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Rath has sown confusion in South Africa about the treatment and prevention of HIV. The Rath saga demonstrates how damaging politically-supported AIDS denialism is.

nikkicarter submitted: 

EXCUSE ME WHILE I RANT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Rath

http://www.tac.org.za/community/rath

He’s helped convince the South African government that “antiretroviral drugs are killing people, not HIV/AIDS” and that the vitamin cures he sells will help cure it. To the point where the government is attempting to outlaw traditional AIDS treatment. And when the French Doctors Without Borders published a paper citing the numerous studies that prove him wrong, he sued them. He is also suing AIDS researchers and organizations (with his crazy amounts of money) who are trying to provide treatment. He’s suing them for “attempting to provide harmful and dangerous chemicals to those that require real treatment”. And almost singlehandedly holding off the war on AIDS.

Like, here, these cancer drugs are dangerous.

Even though they help you.

So you don’t get any.

Because they’re dangerous.

*HEADDESK*

Help me tell people? I’m trying to figure out what I can do to help.



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