Published in AIDS Weekly, September 21st, 1998
The loss of Drs. Mary Lou Clements-Mann and Jonathan M. Mann in the crash of Swissair Flight 111 represents a terrible blow to the international AIDS effort.
The two researchers followed different paths, but shortly before their deaths each made major efforts to support empirical development of AIDS vaccines. In March 1998 Mann blasted the so-called rational approach to HIV vaccine development as "unethical practice" that "violates human rights of Americans." And in May 1998 Clements-Mann publicly criticized the National Institutes of Health for failing to grasp the urgent need for an AIDS...
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