Skip to comments.U.S. faces drug shortages in treating multidrug-resistant TB
Posted on 01/22/2013 7:36:19 AM PST by redreno
Reuters) - More than 80 percent of health departments in the United States that treat tuberculosis resistant to standard treatment have trouble obtaining the drugs they need to cure the disease, according to a national survey released on Thursday.
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If Bush were president, the media would be blaming him. But a communist is president, and no one blames him.
Here's wiki's description of WHERE most TB is....
One third of the world's population is thought to have been infected with M. tuberculosis, with new infections occurring at a rate of about one per second. In 2007, there were an estimated 13.7 million chronic active cases globally, while in 2010, there were an estimated 8.8 million new cases and 1.5 million associated deaths, mostly occurring in developing countries. The absolute number of tuberculosis cases has been decreasing since 2006, and new cases have decreased since 2002. The distribution of tuberculosis is not uniform across the globe; about 80% of the population in many Asian and African countries test positive in tuberculin tests, while only 510% of the United States population tests positive. More people in the developing world contract tuberculosis because of compromised immunity, largely due to high rates of HIV infection and the corresponding development of AIDS.
I remember well laughing at the former Soviet Union because they had shortages of just about everything except government interference.
Even toilet paper. Well seems the joke is now on us as we move past socialism right to Marxist communism all to make things fair and no evil rich (well except for our ruling elite). Speaking of toilet paper of course they have reduced the width and increased the core size all to give us the impression that the price is not rising too fast. The same with instant coffee. In the two major supermarkets here you can only find small jars of coffee all to hide the huge price increase. Hell, charge what it is worth and don’t waste money on packaging a smaller quantity.
Remember in old America? Shortages of drugs, vaccinations, natural gas, electricity, etc,, were unheard of. That was something we always heard about being a reality in the USSR.
Our Soviet revolution is going very well.
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