OWS Protestors Coming Down With Zuccotti Lung

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    (It was at the end of the First World War that the Spanish Flu first made its presence known among large concentrations of returning American War Veterans. The doctors trying to treat or investigating this strange new disease noted that the lungs of the victims, at autopsy, that had succumbed to the disease greatly resembled the lungs of victims that had been savaged by Tuberculosis. That particular Flu pandemic is estimated to have killed eighty million people world wide before it ran its course. Could this be its second coming? In Zuccotti Park? There is a God!)

    "With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung."

    That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times.

    With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known as the winter vomiting virus) and tuberculosis, according to one doctor.

    The damp clothing and cardboard signs wet with rain are also breeding grounds for mold. Some protesters are urinating in bottles and leaving food trash discarded throughout the campground, providing further opportunities for nastiness"


    Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung" | NBC New York
     
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    They're reaping what they've sowed. It always happens that way.
     
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    Obamalung.

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    This entire scenario is very sad. We live in a country where we have the freedom to demonstrate and hold rallies. We also have laws to protect the rights of everyone. City and state officials have neglected to pursue the OWS movement to pay for their permits to demonstrate and hold them accountable for breaking park rules.

    When participants decide to break with common sense to stay in an environment of unsanitary and frankly disgusting conditions , they must reeap what they sow. Whether it is a spreading disease or an unsafe conditions open to rape, assaults and murder or suicide, it is their choice.

    These protestors are the first to scream their rights are violated when they cannot obey the very laws they are refusing to acknowledge. I really cannot muster up any sympathy for these violaters.

    The tea party was a perfect opportunity for these occupiers to see how they could make a difference and obey laws. Look what happened in 2010 when the teaparty was responsible for the the Republican windfall in the Congress.
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    I already knew their parents pampered them and never taught them to grow up. Now I realize they were never taught how to be clean, hygienic. That's obvious just from looking at them though.
     
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    *attempting to suppress schadenfreude*

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    Phizer is already working on a cure. They've spawned more capitalism.
     
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    Maybe one will be hired on as a test subject? :eusa_eh::lol:
     
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