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Reagan and Aids: An Addendum

From a reader:

Reagan defenders have missed one unprecedented thing Reagan did in regards to AIDS. In June, 1988, according to a website on AIDS history (, “the brochure ‘Understanding AIDS,’ prepared by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in collaboration with the CDC [Centers for Disease Control], was mailed to every household in the United States.”

No other disease, before or after, has gotten that level of attention.


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