When you least expect it

Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by Read-Only, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Along with all the other problems in Greece, they are now having to fight a pest that much of the rest of the Western nations has pretty much under control - mosquito-borne diseases.

    http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/201...w-threat-malaria-other-mosquito-diseases?lite

    They are in such disarray over their national debt that they can't muster what's needed to fight what should be a simple thing to deal with. Makes you wonder just WHAT crisis will strike them next...
     
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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    That will happen in the US as well, if the bankers get final hold of the political system as they did in Greece - and they will blame the debt for the effects of their policies and embezzlements in the US, as well.

    We have malaria, West Nile, encephalitis, etc. We have a warming climate, both native and introduced vector mosquitoes with expanding ranges, and immigrants from afflicted places. We also have a large population - greater than Greece's 30%, mentioned in the article - who would have little access to appropriate medical care, under the proposed austerity measures whose proponents are now leading the election polls.
     
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