For Greece, Crushing Debt Leads to Outbreak of Dreaded Malaria

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    From For Greece, Crushing Debt Leads to Outbreak of Dreaded Malaria some disturbing news about what happens when governments go broke. An excerpt:

     
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    Hmm. Mosquitos cause malaria. Not treasury loans.
     
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    Granny says give `em some malaria medicine but don't give `em no money - dey just gonna embezzle it...
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    Greece seen as most corrupt European nation, survey says
    December 6, 2012 - Transparency International ranks Greece, along with other European countries racked by the financial crisis, poorly in its 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index.
     
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    Ultrasound mosquito repellants don't work...
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    Ultrasound mosquito repellents: Zapping the myth
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    The WHO said if netting provisions fell, malaria could "bounce back"...

    Malaria progress threatened by funding, says WHO
    17 December 2012 - Recent gains in the fight against malaria could be reversed because funding has stalled, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

     
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    Give Obama 6 more months
     
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    If you actually read the article, it says that immigrants from Africa and other places are infected and mosquitoes are spreading it. Malaria is a manageable problem even though the Greek health services were a bit slow to respond. The underlying problem is a huge influx of unmonitered illegals flooding the country. It has given rise to Golden Dawn, a neo-Nazi party of thugs whom I dislike but understand.

    Greece has never been a country of immigrants and the flood of people who cannot be assimilated is wrecking havoc in an already shell-shocked country. This will not help.
     
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    Ship 'em all back to Africa!
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    Yeah..., well, European Union law prohibits that.
     
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    WHO scales back it's anti-malaria program...
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    WHO says UN efforts to battle malaria off-track
    Wed, Dec 14, 2016 - FATALITIES: The UN health agency failed to meet its goal of cutting malaria cases to ‘near zero’ by last year and is now aiming to cut deaths by at least 90% by 2030
     

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