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5 Sex, bugs & microwave attacks: how bad science, mating insects & psychogenic illness created an international incident with cuba
  1. Robert E Bartholomew
  1. Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


The National Academic of Sciences recently concluded that the most likely explanation for a cluster of health complaints among American diplomats stationed in Cuba between 2016 and 2018, was microwave energy. A considerable amount of misinformation continues to circulate in the media about this episode. The author will refute the NAS report and make the case that the preponderance of evidence supports a psychogenic explanation.

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