Represented by the World Economic Forum (WEF), global corporate interests say the global economic crisis is caused by the chronic disease NCD
Pandemic. They say it's sick people who are bankrupting nations, not corporate greed. And even though the evidence shows corporate industry
the disease agents causing chronic disease, they blame the victims, insisting "people make themselves sick."
So, our planet is now riddled with disease agents created by corporate industry, up against the (noncommunicable disease) NCD Pandemic - corporate
industry denies responsibility and liability, instead blaming victims for making themselves sick
- governments are broke, and forced to go
along with the farce.
Following the WHO summit on the NCD Pandemic in September, where the WEF presented it's report defining the NCD Pandemic as "an economic issue, not a
health issue," several nations began implementing "response" actions. The most sick, the most in need and the most vulnerable are being cut loose
and thrown to the wolves, or identified for future targeting.
The corporations are safe.
The NCD Pandemic
Once called "diseases of civilization," chronic disease is now pandemic - the leading cause of death globally, killing more people each year than all
other causes combined. One third of these deaths occur in people under 60. Chronic disease fatalities are rising rapidly in poorer nations; in the
richer countries, costs are soaring to maintain survivors. Officially called "noncommunicable diseases" (NCDs), the main four are cardiovascular
diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. The World Economic Forum (WEF) adds mental illness to the list, reporting that mental health,
"typically left off lists of leading NCDs, will account for $16 trillion - a third of the overall $47 trillion anticipated costs." The WEF states
unequivocally, "This is not a health issue, this is an economic issue."
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death globally, killing more people each year than all other causes combined. ….
Of the 57 million deaths that occurred globally in 2008, 36 million – almost two thirds – were due to NCDs, comprising mainly cardiovascular
diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. ....About one fourth of
global NCD-related deaths take place before the age of 60.
NCDs have become a universal
threat. They kill three in five people a year ...in 2011 ...Roughly a third will be younger than 60. Even larger numbers of people are living
disabled by these illnesses.
Chronic disease to cost $47 trillion by 2030:
The global economic impact of the five leading chronic diseases -- cancer, diabetes, mental illness, heart disease, and respiratory disease -- could
reach $47 trillion over the next 20 years, according to a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). ….
"This is not a health issue, this is an economic issue ….." ……
….Mental health, which is typically left off lists of leading NCDs, will account for $16 trillion -- a third of the overall $47 trillion anticipated
Following the WHO summit on the NCD Pandemic in September, where the WEF presented it's report, several nations began implementing "response" actions.
The United States
- terminated its "Class Act" Long-Term Care Program.
Britain - passed a law to partially dismantle social programs and begin privatizing the nation's National Health Service (NHS).
U.S. Halts Long-Term Care Program
The Obama administration said Friday it is unable to implement a long-term care insurance program that was part of the 2010 health overhaul,
effectively ending the program before it started.
The initiative, known as the Class Act, was included in the law to help Americans cover the cost of aid for daily-living needs such as bathing and
using the toilet if they became unable to care for themselves.
reason is that it's too costly to provide long-term care for patients with chronic diseases.
India - took steps to make cancer a "notifiable disease," a designation normally reserved for highly infectious diseases.
Its affordability, the increase in long-term chronic illnesses ….and the
….affordability of elderly social care are used by some to argue for the break-up of the NHS or at least for its fundamental reform.
…..The Government has made it clear that it wants the NHS
to be opened up to more competition.
On ATS: NHS Privatisation Day?;
NHS Bill clears major Lords hurdles.
The Next Step
The push is in the offing since the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended to the Union health ministry to make cancer a
At present, highly
infectious diseases like plague, polio, H5N1 bird flu or the H1N1 swine flu figure in the list. Cancer will become the first non-communicable disease
(NCD) to be bracketed under the same category.
On ATS: Cancer to be a "Notifiable Disease" in India
On November 3 & 4, our government leaders will meet at the G20 Summit in Cannes and agree, formally, what to tell us about how they're dealing with
the world's woes. The decisions already have been made in 'consultation' with global corporate leaders; the first steps already taken. Already,
several nations have cut supports to the aged and other severely disabled victims of the NCD Pandemic.
What else is in the works, do ya think?
And what might the situation described below portend? ….Most people who qualify for disability benefits are approved because of mental health
issues, whatever the underlying disease. Many who are disabled but
don't have symptoms of mental illness are denied benefits. Why?
There was a nice older man there in a wheel chair that asked what brought me to the protest, I told him that I was skeptical of OWS and just wanted to
see exactly what goes on at one of the protests. He told me ...the government
has repeatedly denied him Social Security Disability even after the documentation by his doctor of his serious seizure problems…. At the same time
he said that his neighbor is receiving government assistance but is perfectly healthy, the man just complains about his knee, anxiety, and anger
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