Dr. Gallo Robert letter reads:
A site that is run by a friendly and reasonable woman I know recently reported a book titled “The Man Who Created AIDS: Robert Gallo.” This text went so viral in the whole universe, about 80,000 shares on Facebook alone. Once I read it, I was thinking about how much misinformation and how many scientifically illiterates statements were in the text and the attached video.
I wrote to her to explain my reasoning, and she immediately agreed to take down the text. It still existed on other, less responsible sites.
Subsequently, much damages have already been done, and that among other articles has helped foster the continued existence of a completely unfounded theory based primarily on not understanding what a patient is in molecular biology.
In biology, you can patent things you found to concretely identify that component, potentially for use in a more complex system later.
Always be reminded that you can even patent seeds obtained from cross-pollination: the patent does not mean the species was genetically modified in a laboratory.
The same way a patent on cross-bred species does not mean it was created in a lab, a patent on a virus genome does Not mean it was created in a lab. Gallo first published his isolation and identification of HIV in 1984, and patent it in the year 1985. After older blood samples were used to analyze it in a search for this virus, it was then found in the past: it never occurs in the 1970s or 1980s.
Despite the claims and proves of the article who damage, I am working to undo the earliest samples of HIV positive blood did not originate from biological weapons programs, which is becoming more advanced enough than creating such a virus is even theoretically possible.
They were most certainly not advanced enough in 1920, or even 1960, to create a synthetic retrovirus, which I might apply, has still never actually been accomplished. Most of the articles I saw blame on Robert Gallo comically claims that chimps were supposedly deliberately infected and released in 1979, which somehow led to the virus occurring in New York in 1971.