79 million people will have some form of dementia by 2030. Your parents, your grandparents, your in-laws, maybe even you. And there is no cure in sight.
In the 1830s, cholera was described as an “Irish disease.”
In the late 1800s tuberculosis was portrayed as a “Jewish disease.”
In 1900, San Franciscans quarantined Chinatown and threatened to burn it down.
In 2005, Lou Dobbs’s CNN show falsely reported that there had been 7,000 leprosy cases.
In 2006, Pat Buchanan claimed that that “clearly the illegal aliens” were to blame for the rise in bedbug infestations.
Thanks, climate change.
If the researchers are right, screening all women starting at 40 yields a lot of false diagnoses without any clear benefit.
These maps from AIDSVu, a group that turns annual HIV infection rates data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control