Army posts email of Military Engineering Authority for inquiries about AIDS cure device
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:31 Al-Masry Al-Youm
Military spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali has posted on Facebook the email
address of the Military Engineering Authority for inquiries about the AIDS
and Virus C treatment device.
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The army had announced in the presence of President Adly Mansour and Defense
Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that it invented a device that cures both
diseases, which triggered a wave of criticism.
The device, which is composed of a small handle attached to a long antenna,
was criticized not only for the improbability of curing disease, but also
because it has not gone through any of the proper scientific channels before
the army began to laud its success.
Presidential scientific adviser Essam Heggy had criticized the army, saying
that such inventions should be published in scientific journals, not
announced in press conferences.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Adel Adawy said he will meet next week with the
National Committee for Combating Viral Hepatitis and other specialists to
check the latest discoveries in this field. He invited the armed forces to
attend the meeting. “I will personally take action if the device proved to
be inaccurate,” he said.
After criticism emerged against the device, the doctor leading the team that
invented the device, Major General Ibrahim Abdel Aaty, began to wrap the
device in conspiracy theories, claiming that he was offered US$2 billion
abroad to “forget” about the device. He also said Egyptian intelligence had
to escort him safely back to Egypt.
The Economist reported that Abdel Aaty had appeared as a faither healer on
satellite channels as well as been a private consultant in herbal medicine.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm