Skip to comments.Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
Posted on 10/15/2015 4:54:02 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
It's nearly 50 years since the US landed men on the moon, but Americans are still dying from a disease that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages. Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
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Notice these states have tons of third world immigration, filthy
Because a couple of deaths per year in the USA don’t justify spending huge sums of money on it.
Eradication of traditional disease became an impossibility when our government stopped caring about imported diseases.
When you consider that the plague came over on rats, it’s surprising that it doesn’t seem to exist in east coast ports, which still have plenty of rats, which surely have fleas.
On the other hand, it seems to have arisen in the steppes of Asia, so maybe the desert is more its home, in its low virulence form.
Why hasn’t Great Britain eradicated the plague? It wiped out 1/5th of London in 1665 - and killed 12 million in English possessions / colonies in the 19th century.
So why is this a US Problem?
Why hasn’t Uruguay eradicated the plague?
Bubonic plague is endemic in a variety of populations of dry-climate rodents, such as prairie dogs and mice. When these rodents proliferate and people have contact with them, plague cases pop up.
As cripplecreek observed, a few cases a year doesn’t justify much in the way of action. Even if eliminating the wild rodent population of the Southwest was a possibility, it would undoubtedly cause worse problems.
The foreigners that brought it were the English colonists, going on four centuries ago.
Or possibly the Conquistadors.
Can’t lay this one on the Mexican/Central American/Mestizos/Indios.
You can lay it on them for bringing old controlled diseases back in.
Rachel Carson, “Silent Spring”?
i understand that the plague is not only very rare in the USA, but relatively easily treated, and cured. we have bigger fish to fry.
I’m here in plague Ground Zero. Don’t handle dead rodents. Keep your outside pets treated for fleas. If you have flu like symptoms in non-flu season, get to the doctor.
Actually pretty simple.
“As cripplecreek observed, a few cases a year doesnt justify much in the way of action.”
Unfortunately, that is horribly incorrect. Studies of the plague burials of prior plague pandemics has uncovered a startling similarity in the genetic structure of the organism. it turns out that every so often a single gene is altered which then makes the pathogen super virulent in ways not seen in the ordinary garden variety of the plague. Researchers discovered when they artificially alter a single gene to flip the switch, so to speak, the organism takes on all of the characteristics of the super-virulent form which killed one-third of the world’s human population. Knowing this is bound to happen in the wild again, there is now a race on to find a means to eradicate the disease before it can activate the gene which can once again rapidly kill most humans on the Earth in less than a year with the aid of modern transportations networks spanning the Earth in hours.
Eradicate it how? Vaccinate all the bats once a year?
Because Prairie Dogs are cute and in many areas are a protected species. Can’t blame migrants. We could end it if we wanted to.
Same for Malaria and bed bugs. Just takes a willingness to use the perfectly safe DDT. But then the deep green agenda needs plague and pestilence to control population growth.
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