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P. vivax Malaria Recurrence and Human Nature

October 13, 2021 - 17:03 -- Miles Markus

People who did not believe the non-reinfection, non-circulating merozoite-related P. vivax malarial recurrence concept [explained here:] are now quietly starting to echo it.

However, it is interesting to note that this has directly or indirectly been done by the authors of some papers while studiously avoiding inclusion of any reference to where the idea (prediction) came from in the first place, thereby revealing their true colours.

The same citation-avoidance syndrome has manifested (although often inadvertently), starting in 1980, in regard to the origin of the term “hypnozoite”.

The result (being each of those scholarly defective publications) is there for all to see. And it is not a pretty sight.


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Some students are compiling a list of these literature background-deficient (thus non-authoritative) papers. It might be published.