I complain about crappy science journalism a lot. So I better give journalists and scientists a high-five when they do something right– And Nikhil Swaminathan dun gud. Sure Im annoyed at him for calling HIV-1 a ‘bug’ (people know what a virus is), but he asked Anthony Fauci the *right* questions (and Dr. Fauci gave the *right* answers :P)
HIV Vaccine Research: “Swimming in the Dark”
Swaminathan wanted to know why we dont have an HIV-1 vaccine, despite scientists promising one year after year after year. He wanted to know why making an HIV-1 vaccine was so hard (seriously, why could they make a polio vaccine 60 years ago, and we cant do the same thing with todays technology??). Why are all these HIV-1 vaccine trials failing? Why are they being canceled before they even start??
Practical questions and practical answers. Not the usual grandiose crap you get with HIV-1 pop-journalism. Good job, you two!