AND NOW ….
– WHO apologises for claiming half of Greek HIV infections are self-inflicted (Guardian, Nov 26, 2013):
WHO blames ‘gross editing error’ for report claiming half of new cases are acquired deliberately by people trying to claim benefits
The World Health Organisation has apologised and blamed an “editing error” for claiming in a September report that half of the new HIV cases in Greece were acquired deliberately by people trying to claim government benefits.
In a correction issued on Tuesday, the WHO said the report should have read that “few” new cases of HIV are deliberate.
“This was just a gross editing error for which the WHO apologises,” said a WHO spokesman, Gregory Härtl.