In 1981, the annual number of deaths among people with Aids was 451. By the time Bush left office, that figure was 40,000
One of the negative legacies of George HW Bush’s presidency was his inaction in the face of an Aids epidemic that has killed over half a million Americans. In the obituaries that followed his death, Bush’s record on Aids was often only mentioned briefly, if at all.
Source: The Guardian
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