Friday, March 11, 2005

Two-thirds of AIDS sufferers may say Straits Times is spot-on

They cannot possibly be so dumb, folks. Don't buy it. In every sense of the word. The statement, and especially, the reporting of the statement. They cannot possibly be so gong. I'm pulling a very long bow here, but I think the ST may be just trying to make itself more relevant, albeit in a very, very perverse way. So, don't buy a word they're saying. They may be just pulling your chains so you'll talk about them. They may be just making you wonder who that 'unnamed expert' is, whether he/she is from the CDC, the MOH or from some department totally unrelated to health and medicine, but so happens to be an epidemiologist. I mean, they may just want you to do the math and get worked up: 1/3 of new AIDS cases are gay means 'gay parties may have led to a sharp rise in new AIDS cases'. They also may just want you to know how they're tackling the epidemic, and how it is global, because gays from high prevalent societies, they come to party and end up 'seeding the local community with infection'. Right now, you may be thinking about what the MOH is doing to work and manage a cure, whether anyone at the Biopolis Hub Thing is working on something, whether there are drug trials, whether they'll do something once Snowball and Nation moves to Bangkok and the number of AIDS cases rises anyway, and whether they'll say 1/3 of new AIDS cases are gay means gay parties in Bangkok may have led to a sharp rise in AIDS cases because gay men went to Bangkok, whether we may be living in the Dark Ages. You may say what you want, but don't say Straits Times never make you think! The Straits Times made these people think: Cowboy Caleb Lancerlord IZ Reloaded
Surf stop: Whimsy & Angst
iTunes' party shuffle is playing a copy of: Let The Teardrops Fall - Patsy Cline - Through The Eyes Of Patsy Cline - An Anthology Disc Two, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn't steal music.


Blogger Bubblemunche said...

The first thing that came to my mind after reading that article: CMI....

3/11/2005 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger aGent X said...

what's next?


3/11/2005 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous loupgarou said...

fucking straits times and newpaper are sensationalising the "aids epidemic" as a gay party problem.. WHAT FAGS they are..

Sadly, the total number of new cases for 2004 was 311. In 2003, the number of new cases was 242. This means there was a year-on-year increase of 28%. Currently 90% of these newly diagnosed patients are males, with 1/3 being gays. We had a low prevalence rate of HIV in the past, even in the gay community. We do not know the reasons for the sharp increase of HIV in the gay community.[/quote]

apparently, the number of hetrosexual males detected with hiv in 2004 was

311-242 * 2/3 * 0.9 = 93..

apparently 93 more hetrosexual males were detected with hiv, as compared to 20 more homosexual males. OMG! hetrosexuality causes aids!

3/13/2005 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/16/2005 02:52:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

oh fuck off already, you stupid 'illogic'.

3/16/2005 02:56:00 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home