Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Yet another crisis

Worms. Story today on Drudge about the rise in cases of worms in humans in America according to a researcher George Washington University. Here's perhaps the seminal quote of the article:
Writing in the journal, Hotez said these parasitic infections had been ignored by most health experts in the United States.

"I feel strongly that this is such an important health issue and yet because it only affects the poor it has been ignored,"
Yet another indictment of the Pelosi-Reid Congress! But ignored is probably the seminal word in that quote. What Reuters doesn't explain is the probable reason for this rise, especially amongst the "35 million Hispanics" in the United States. How much is coming straight from Mexico without passing go at the border?

In the same vein, how much of the "fiscal emergency" soon to be declared in California by Governor Muscles is due to that same phenomenon? Notice Mr. Hotez mentioned the treatment of worm-related diseases at Los Angeles hospitals. Google this story and you'll find few if any mention of the public money spent on illegals.

Not much dialogue nationally, either. As we hurdle towards the primaries the chatter between Obama, Hillary, Huckabee, Romney has pretty much ignored this key issue. With Tancredo gone and Thompson struggling to even get a mention there's just not enough information trickling out to make any kind of informed decision on how these candidates would tackle the problem.

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