In keeping with Russia’s main cultural thrust to ignore modern science in stemming the present AIDS epidemic in that country, approximately 100 AIDS experts are feared dead in this act of terrorism in Ukraine by Pro-Russian Proxy fighters for Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Methinks there may be method to Putin's madness.
Ignorance is a friend to all tyrants.
About 100 of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash were heading to Melbourne for a major AIDS conference, conference attendees have been told.
Delegates at a pre-conference in Sydney were told on Friday morning that about 100 medical researchers, health workers and activists were on the plane that went down near the Russia-Ukraine border, including former International AIDS Society president Joep Lange…
President-elect of the International AIDS Society, Chris Beyrer, expressed "sincere sadness" at the news that "colleagues and friends" were on board the flight on the way to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.
"The IAS is hearing unconfirmed reports that some of our friends and colleagues were on board the flight and if that is the case this is a truly sad day."
"The IAS has also heard reports that among the passengers was a former IAS president Joep Lange and if that is the case then the HIV/AIDS movement has truly lost a giant."
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she understood a number of the victims were heading to the AIDS conference, but she had no further details.
Greens Senator Christine Milne expressed her shock at such a loss to the HIV-AIDS community.