Skip to comments.Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"
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.
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They are also sick in the head.
That or Andersonville.
“Zuccotti Lung” will become a compensated illness endured by the Hero’s of the Hopee Changee Revolution. Better get inline now for the class action lawsuit. Don’t laugh at me please. Hurry up and get in line for the many accolades that will someday come your way if you participate. I’m gonna sign up today.
You got everything right except rich, mean and anonymous
There was a report on Drudge that there were two cases of drug resistant TB at the Atlanta Obamaville encampment.
Every few generations these idiots have to relearn the hard way what their elders knew about hygene and why they kept a clean and orderly society.
I remember backin the late 1960s the hippies were so awful that some of them began to wear flea collars to keep their lice and flea vermin down.
Now all we need is an outbreak of dysentery for “icing” on the cake. (oh that sounds awful)
Maybe Occupy Atlanta can break into the CDC and find where the last smallpox vials are hidden.
Boy add that to the outbreak of lice and crabs and that must be one enjoyable place to be!
Any bets on when the first filthy hippie sues the city of New York for not keeping them healthy?
You know they will find a way to blame this on “the man”.
Just send Jerry Sandusky down there. ;)
I was going to say that these kids could end up with diseases that will last them far longer than the encampment but it looks like it is already happening.You can’t really do anything once you have that except live under rules to keep the general public safe from you and a life time of meds.
A classic case of nature culling out the most unfit.
Conditions are ripe for cholera and typhoid outbreaks, brought on by the “progressive” elements, soon to become true trots-kyists.
There’s just something about the combination of crowded encampments without proper sanitary procedures and epidemic diseases:
“The first well-recorded European outbreak of what is now known as syphilis occurred in 1495 among French troops besieging Naples, Italy. It may have been transmitted to the French via Spanish mercenaries serving King Charles of France in that siege. From this centre, the disease swept across Europe. As Jared Diamond describes it, “[W]hen syphilis was first definitely recorded in Europe in 1495, its pustules often covered the body from the head to the knees, caused flesh to fall from people’s faces, and led to death within a few months.” The disease then was much more lethal than it is today.” - Wikipedia
How about Zuccotti Crotch Rot?
Hold on for a minute. You don't know where those tongues have been.
Not to forget cigarette(as opposed to dope) smoking.
Just as long as they don’t put too much salt on their food Bloomberg will look the other way.