The Gambian President announces he can *personally* cure HIV/Aids and Asthma!


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terminalterror
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Official Gambian news report: Linky

Ben Goldacre's take on it (and other things) at BadScience.net: Linky

The official news outlet says "The curative power of the Gambian leader left many mesmerised and stunned, including his entourage, doctors, nurses, patients and other staff"

The President said "...I think its time for me to come out from hiding and show them what I can do"


I would laugh, but this probably means that a lot of Gambians are going to forgo any medical treatment and just wait for the President to cure them, and then die.

I'm half amused, half appalled.
#1 at 21:44:58 - 31/01/2007
ilmaestro
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That does kind of take the breath away.
#2 at 21:47:44 - 31/01/2007
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BadScience.net fucking rules.

Well worth having getting the RSS feed on your Google homepage or whereever.
#3 at 22:00:27 - 31/01/2007
terminalterror
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shrimp said:
BadScience.net fucking rules.

Well worth having getting the RSS feed on your Google homepage or whereever.


Indeed. I'm subscribed in Opera.
#4 at 22:01:18 - 31/01/2007
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President Yahya Jammeh said:
The one on HIV/Aids cannot be mass produced because I am restricted to ten patients only on every Thursday and I cannot go beyond that.

So...bizarre, but probably not as bad as that African president who claimed the disease didn't exist.
#5 at 22:04:59 - 31/01/2007
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mal said:
President Yahya Jammeh said:
The one on HIV/Aids cannot be mass produced because I am restricted to ten patients only on every Thursday and I cannot go beyond that.

So...bizarre, but probably not as bad as that African president who claimed the disease didn't exist.


WTF?! why do people still go for this... the guy is going to kill half is country.... This guy I wouldn't mind seeing bombed by the US...
#6 at 22:09:11 - 31/01/2007
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mal said:
President Yahya Jammeh said:
The one on HIV/Aids cannot be mass produced because I am restricted to ten patients only on every Thursday and I cannot go beyond that.

So...bizarre, but probably not as bad as that African president who claimed the disease didn't exist.


The President of South Africa has been befriended by some German alternative medicine pill pusher, and now believes that all the drugs for HIV or Aids don't do anything, and everybody should be taking herbal remedies instead, so none of the HIV drugs are available on the health service.

South Africa isn't exactly a backwards economy, or poverty stricken (well, parts of it are, but compared to the rest of the continent they are pretty well off).
#7 at 22:12:59 - 31/01/2007
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Dragul said:
WTF?! why do people still go for this... the guy is going to kill half is country.... This guy I wouldn't mind seeing bombed by the US...


Steady on old chap.
#8 at 22:53:00 - 31/01/2007
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In Soviet Russia, AIDs cures YOU
#9 at 23:07:33 - 31/01/2007
terminalterror
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Gremmi said:In Soviet Russia, AIDs cures YOU


That reminds me of the old "Don't worry, the AIDs will kill the baby" shirt that T Shirt Hell sell. I would link to it, but they've only gone and replaced all their catalogue with just picture links and I can't be arsed to look at every single one to find it.
#10 at 01:16:39 - 01/02/2007

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