Pandemic hysteria blast from the past

September 19, 2009  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

While researching the World Health Organization's campaign to grotesquely exaggerate the swine flu threat, I came across this little gem from a 1990 edition of the New York Times. "Eight to ten million people around the world are now infected with the virus that causes AIDS, and the incidence of the infection is rising dramatically in some parts of the world, the World Health Organization reports."

Scary stuff!

Too bad the Grey Lady neglected to mention that just four years earlier the WHO had predicted that by 1990 there would be 50 to 100 million infections.

Isn't it nice to know some things never change?