Corrections

Claim that smallpox vaccine protects against HIV is premature, say critics

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.987-a (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:987

In this news article by Jeanne Lenzer (27 September, p 699), we mistakenly said that the George Mason University had been criticised for announcing, before peer review, that the smallpox vaccine protected against HIV. We should have said that the university had been criticised for announcing, before peer review, that the vaccine might protect against HIV. We also incorrectly described the Soviet biowarfare programme, Biopreparat, as an “anti-Soviet” programme.

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