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Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"
NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff

Posted on 11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST by Impala64ssa

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: coming; disease; filth; lung; occupywallstreet; ows; park; pigs; protesters; tb; zuccotti; zuccottilung; zuccottipark; zucotticlap
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To: Impala64ssa

Life is that stinky and disease ridden when you have your head stuck that far into a dark place.


21 posted on 11/11/2011 10:12:12 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: livius
How much do you want to bet their next protest demand will be free CAPITALIST provided medicine.

(Only if the lick my shoes and say they're sorry first.)

22 posted on 11/11/2011 10:12:52 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Impala64ssa
This will be Occupy Ward II shortly.

And damned happy to read the comments at the link. Folks is getting annoyed.

23 posted on 11/11/2011 10:12:59 AM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

So we have gone from the Tea Party to the TB Party?


24 posted on 11/11/2011 10:14:16 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: Noumenon
Think of it as evolution in action...

Pity the process is so slow....

25 posted on 11/11/2011 10:18:55 AM PST by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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To: livius

As long as there is no excess salt intake this really isn’t a public health problem.


26 posted on 11/11/2011 10:20:55 AM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
Pity the process is so slow....

No worries. We'll be called upon to act as its agents soon enough.

27 posted on 11/11/2011 10:24:06 AM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: Impala64ssa

OWS is turning into a cesspool, both figuratively and literally.


28 posted on 11/11/2011 10:24:54 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Impala64ssa

They should be getting some ‘wood on the head’ treatment if I were in charge. Lucky them huh?


29 posted on 11/11/2011 10:33:04 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: Impala64ssa

Parasites attract parasites.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 10:34:18 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Impala64ssa
WOW~!!!

They are into the ‘disease and pestilence” phase already???

We are seeing all the failures of socialism in rapid speed- like time lapse video squeezing 40 years of socialism into 2 months time! swoon the food workers will stop and the protesters will be conscripted into working to feed the others then they will start hanging each other for stealing food....

it's almost fun to watch!

31 posted on 11/11/2011 10:35:44 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Impala64ssa
Slacker media. They forgot to include the bed bug problem.
It's hard to get good help these days.
32 posted on 11/11/2011 10:37:01 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: sgfan1212
These people are heroes. Dying for their country.
33 posted on 11/11/2011 10:37:50 AM PST by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: posterchild

Right. And as long as they are safe from trans fats, everything is just peachy.


34 posted on 11/11/2011 10:37:56 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Mr. K
They are into the ‘disease and pestilence” phase already???
We are seeing all the failures of socialism in rapid speed- like time lapse video squeezing 40 years of socialism into 2 months time! soon the food workers will stop and the protesters will be conscripted into working to feed the others then they will start hanging each other for stealing food....

It's the best reality show ever!

35 posted on 11/11/2011 10:39:38 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: youngidiot
These people are heroes. Dying for their country.

LOL!!!!

36 posted on 11/11/2011 10:40:45 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Impala64ssa

This is preposterous !! They should go to the nearest abortion clinic to take care of their medical problem . Wouldn’t want them to be burdened with an illness, can we ?


37 posted on 11/11/2011 10:41:01 AM PST by contrarian ( I will not vote for Willard---EVER)
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To: Impala64ssa; nutmeg

Uselessaires Disease


38 posted on 11/11/2011 10:44:01 AM PST by NautiNurse (Zot! Cut! Slash! --That's the sound of the men workin' on the Cain gang)
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To: Impala64ssa

NBC is raising the rug to sweep the detritus out of sight and out of mind. NBC has spoken the word. It’s ok to leave before you die of plague.


39 posted on 11/11/2011 10:44:14 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Impala64ssa
Hah, I knew it, and have said so many times..."Zuccotti Lung" is only the tip of the iceberg...

..it will be an epidemic which will kill a bunch of these people...could be something like a bubonic plague....a horrible super contagious disease.

..people can't live in squalor without baths and some level of hygene without serious consequences.

...the "epidemic" will be so fast that hundreds will die before the hospitals can react.

40 posted on 11/11/2011 10:45:45 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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