posted on Jan, 22 2006 @ 09:45 AM
Aids, ebola, sars, mad cow, bird flu, none of these caused me the slightest concern but the disease "they" don't 'play up' but play down, despite
killing as many as cars, wars, prescription drugs or unjust laws, may finally succeed in causing me, "terror".
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing but compassion for those who have suffered the above diseases as I also have compassion for those who endure any
suffering, but I just can't get worked up about a possible, potential pandemic, when callous injustice kills people everyday.
So what if 'bird flu' or the next great 'boogy bug' does take off, how just will the delivery of treatment and care be in a world that has made
'user pays' the accepted norm, no sorry, 'World Best Practice', for medical care?
Worry about some poor poultry in some poor country if you must, but I feel it would be wise to worry about the poverty stricken among the wealthy, who
are far more likely to develope mutated human 2 human killer diseases, in an enviroment too exposed to disinfectants and antibiotics, to fight
People without regular, adequate, safe and clean shelter, food and water, get sick and can't well fight opportunistic diseases. That empty house you
rent to that homeless family could save you dying from the disease they didn't get and pass on to you because they were warm and clean.
Yep, I vote the callous disregard/arrogant selfishness bug, mankinds deadliest disease and because it costs nothing but a change of heart to cure yet
kills more each day, I see all past plagues as nought compared to our future deadly sufferings.