Skip to comments.Egypt's Real Crisis: The Dual Epidemics Quietly Ravaging Public Health
Posted on 05/14/2012 3:54:13 PM PDT by LucyT
A combination of avian flu and foot and mouth disease risk destroying the protein supply, eroding public trust, and further destabilizing the Arab world's most populous country.
Lost in the recent political jockeying and protest violence leading up to Egypt's May 23 presidential elections is the unfolding public health disaster there. Avian flu and foot and mouth disease are running rampant, killing people and livestock as well as inflating the price of food.
It's a serious health and economic issue, but it has potentially much larger implications for Egypt, and this little-discussed crisis is beginning to resemble those that occur in failed states.
The Egyptian state, which was not particularly well-prepared for public emergencies even before the February 2011 revolution brought it into near-chaos, has little capacity to cope with the outbreaks threatening not only Egypt, but also Sudan, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Jordan.
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I hope the Saudis can afford to bail them out...
I like the last line:
“”Endless debates about the Muslim Brotherhood’s commitment to democratic change or the military’s intentions are interesting, but not as important as a coordinated international effort to pull Egypt back from the public health brink. “””
Only idiots would trust the Muslim Brotherhood. I am not willing to spend my money on the very people who want to enslave or kill me. Let them deal with the problems that they brought upon themselves.
If they are throwing dead animals in their water supply they are stupid. There is nothing I can do to help stupid.
Did you know the current _Resident sent Islamists, and their al-Qaeda allies $1.3 Billion ... bypassing the Congress that refused to send it.
One thing I have learned is that Muslims rarely give a damn about anyone other than their immediate family.
And that is only useful as an excuse for violence.
Funny how the MSM hoped so much for a humanitarian disaster in Iraq, but ignore the humanitarian disasters Obama has left in his wake.
Speaking of a plague of avian flu and hoof & mouth disease, ‘Gyppos just don’t learn.
Once before, their bad behavior brought plagues on their heads.
Exactly my thoughts.
It must be the will of Allah.
HIV is rampant too. The mention of avian flu gives rise to the recent warning from Mother Abigail
Yes I know that the Muslim O’Dumby stole 1.3 billion to give to the Muslim terrorist known as the Muslim Brotherhood. I also know that it is going to rebuild mosque there as well.
I also know that the incompetent GOPe will do nothing about it. So I will work to get the GOPe dems out of the GOP, or I will vote third party if that is what is required. One way or the other the GOPe will be forces out of the GOP and back into the Dems where they belong.
My thoughts on this whole pandemic in Egypt is it is a self inflicted wound. Like just about every thing the Muslims wine about, they did this to themselves. It is not my fault they are stupid.
He don't need no stinkin' Congress. Congress went the way of the Constitution. No telling how much more he's funneled out to our enemies.
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