Journalistic excesses over AIDS

A newspaper article about a small amount of an AIDS patient’s blood being washed into Melbourne’s sewers was “an absurd item of non-news” and “scaremongering at its cheapest”, says Alister Brass of the Medical Journal of Australia. — Letters to the Editor, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October 1983, p 10.

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