Adding to the long list of bizarre and blatantly false things Pat Robertson has told his ignorant and credulous followers, on a show a few days ago he offered up a long-discredited conspiracy theory about AIDS coming about because of a WHO anti-polio program.
“I think the World Health Organization was doing some experiment in the Congo on a monkey virus, a monkey injection to fight polio and it wasn’t an injection, they put it in sugar cubes and they gave it to these Africans, a couple hundred thousand in the test,” Robertson said.
“This is the first time when monkey diseases crossed into the human condition and out of that has come this terrible thing. It seems to be transmitted so often through sexual contact and it was rife in the homosexual community but has then jumped into the heterosexual community.”
This has been definitively disproven by looking at the samples of the vaccine from the research, which contains no chimpanzee DNA.
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