At a rally in Cincinnati Thursday night (above), President Trump told a cheering crowd, “We will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine. I see what they are doing. I see it. They show me. The things we are doing in our country today. There’s never been anything like it. We will be ending the AIDS epidemic shortly in America…”
Business Insider called it one of his “wilder promises.”
But is it?
Today read is from Scott Shackford, an associate editor at Reason.
The decline in the spread of HIV and the dramatic drop in AIDS-related deaths are among the biggest health-related good news stories of the first part of the 21st century.
“It’s an uplifting story with a lot of twists and turns,” explains Myron S. Cohen, a professor of medicine, microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For somebody like me, whose entire early adulthood was framed by a fear that I might contract HIV and die, the looming end of this crisis is a triumph.