They (an AP article) just 'paraphrased' my boss and his collaborator as saying:
- We're going to have an HIV vaccine, ready to go, in 4 years (not 'we' the scientific community as a whole, 'we' as in our labs)
- Natural Killer cells make antibodies
- We didnt understand the immune system until 5 years ago
And who loves it when that happens? Creationists, Deniers, the Usual Suspects.
This is why I love science blogs-- its like a conversation. If I dont simplify a topic well enough, you can ask for more help understanding a topic. If you think a post is cool, you can ask for more details. If I say something that is flat out wrong (Natural Killer cells generate antibodies!) you can say "Whoa whoa ERV! Think youve got a typo, there! Or youre on crack."
Ugh, well, I better go back to work. I gotta solve the problem of HIV vaccines in 4 years :P Go read Taras posts on scientists communicating with journalists.