Who is allowed to question the industry whose drugs are all deadly? Whose tests are junk science? NO ONE says the church of biological mysticism.
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You may know a man by the company he keeps the famous proverb says. If that’s true, it may come as a surprise to know who Robert Gallo, the co-discoverer of HIV, is friends with. His circle includes a convicted embezzler, a perjurer and identify thief, and two professors and an AIDS activist who have been harassing and defaming Gallo’s detractors for decades. And in every situation, they attack the individuals, not the questions they raise.
The revelations surfaced in an email that connects the academic and corporate ties related to a defamation lawsuit brought by Clark Baker, founder of the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice (OMSJ), against Jeffery Todd DeShong, an AIDS activist in Texas. Since 2009, DeShong has used numerous aliases in an effort to defame Baker, calling him a lair and a fraud, in an effort to ruin OMSJ, whose mission is to defend victims of medical and scientific corruption.
As the email indicates, DeShong’s “colleagues” and partners in vengeance include Atlanta doctor James Murtagh M.D., Cornell Virology Professor John Moore Ph.D., University of Connecticut social psychology Professor Seth Kalichman Ph.D., and the controversial “co-discoverer of HIV,” Robert Gallo M.D.
What’s it all about?
It’s straightforward. The AIDS story is incomplete – the drugs are too toxic, the tests are too faulty, and the diagnosis, too severe.
Now to the obvious question: Why would Robert Gallo, a leading scientist with the National Cancer Institute for 30 years, the reputed co-discoverer of HIV and the patent holder on the first HIV test, need an army of attackers? Real scientists with confidence and integrity let the evidence speak for itself and have no need to silence their critics. All these years later, it seems clear that Gallo is still defensive about the unanswered questions related to his HIV research. And with good reason.
A startling 1993 report by the Office of Research Integrity found Gallo guilty of misconduct for misrepresenting in a key 1984 Science paper that he had been the first to discover HIV, when in fact, it was Luc Montagnier at the Pasteur Institute in Paris who was the first—and ultimately won the Nobel Prize for the discovery. The report said Gallo had “intended to mislead the scientific community” and he showed an “intent to deceive” readers of the paper “to maximize his achievements while minimizing those of the French,” wrote Science. Although the evidence against Gallo was considerable, sanctions against him were light, but he was eventually forced out of the NCI. Despite his scientific misconduct, Gallo continues to receive millions of dollars in funding from the pharmaceutical industry, NIH, and NIAID.
All these years later, the vitriolic attacks against Gallo’s detractors continues, ruining many lives and reputations in the process. It is time to put a stop to it and, with any luck and a fair trial, Clark Baker’s defamation lawsuit against AIDS activist Todd DeShong will be the first step in disbanding the company Robert Gallo keeps.
The amended complaint and responses can be found at:
- First Amended Complaint
- Response to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss
- Response to Defendant’s Anti-SLAPP Motion to Dismiss
- Clark Baker’s Affidavit