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In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS
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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci
Back in 1918, when influenza wiped out twenty to fifty million people worldwide and hundreds and thousands of people in the United States, the people who lived through that, I think, had a good idea of what an emerging microbe might do. But then as the decades went by, they forgot it. Here we are with AIDS and people still have not had the foresight to understand that this can happen again. We are not even half over with this yet.
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