This time line is a continuation of [thread=150154]Fear, Loathing and Gumbo on the Campaign Trail '72[/thread].
[FONT="][FONT="]Friday, June 5, 1981[/FONT]
[FONT="]The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that an increasing number of former and current intravenous drug users in a number of American cities have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems. Congress responds by cutting research funding for Immune Deficiency research. The research is taken over by the Army’s Infectious Diseases Research unit. Under Executive Order # 120661 signed by President Rumsfeld, the Army is tasked with researching immune deficiency for potential weaponization.[/FONT]