How Patriotic Are You?

Nov 2013
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& of course, in addition to Ebola & other biological horrors lying in wait out in the hinterlands, there are our old friends in the disease arena, just biding their time, waiting for human health systems to waver, for them to make a comeback. Think the Four horsemen of the apocalypse, on the sidelines, warming up in the bullpen.

"Syphilis rates rise with newborns
"Some STDs at record levels across nation
Anna Maria Barry-Jester
Kaiser Health News

"One of the nation’s most preventable diseases is killing newborns in ever-increasing numbers. Nationwide, 1,306 infants acquired syphilis from their mother in 2018, a 40% rise over 2017, according to federal data released Tuesday. Seventy-eight of those babies were stillborn, and 16 died after birth.

"In California, cases of congenital syphilis – the term used when a mother passes the infection to her baby during pregnancy – continued a stark seven-year climb, to 332 cases, an 18.1% increase from 2017. Only Texas, Nevada, Louisiana and Arizona had congenital syphilis rates higher than California’s. Those five states combined made up nearly two-thirds of total cases, although all but 17 states saw increases in their congenital syphilis rates.

"The state-by-state numbers were released as part of a broader report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracking trends in sexually transmitted diseases. Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia combined reached an all-time high in 2018. Cases of the most infectious stage of syphilis rose 14% to more than 35,000 cases; gonorrhea increased 5% to more than 580,000 cases; and chlamydia increased 3% to more than 1.7 million cases.
...
“When we see a case of congenital syphilis, it is a hallmark of a health system and a health care failure,” said Virginia Bowen, an epidemiologist with the CDC and an author of the report.

...

"Health departments once tracked down every person who tested positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis to make sure they and their partners got treatment. With limited funds and climbing caseloads, many states devote resources to tracking only syphilis. The caseloads are so high in some California counties that they track only women of childbearing age or just pregnant women.

...

“We are seeing the results of years of inaction and a lack of prioritization of STD prevention, and we’re now paying the price.”


This is a 3-D illustration of a syphilis pathogen. Congenital syphilis can cause blindness and excruciating pain. GETTY IMAGES

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The US had nearly wiped out syphilis by 2000. The infection rate was so low that the US launched a plan to eradicate the disease entirely. But priorities shifted, & STDs have returned, with a vengeance.
 
Feb 2014
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So how does someone in geneva have the best interests of Montana? humans are competitive by nature, it's in our DNA.
:lol: :lol::lol: We would have never survived if our DNA did not also make us cooperative but I don't think we would have ever achieved civilizations if it had been for grandmothers who insisted on good behavior and cooperation. It is the grandmothers who got our DNA to progress beyond the level of Neantherals, who did not develop the social organization we have and they did not survive as a viable species.

Now put down your club and help the women move the food to camp and be sure Nini has enough food for her children, she is not feeling well and needs our help. Thank you
 
Feb 2014
3,270
1,495
Oregon
& of course, in addition to Ebola & other biological horrors lying in wait out in the hinterlands, there are our old friends in the disease arena, just biding their time, waiting for human health systems to waver, for them to make a comeback. Think the Four horsemen of the apocalypse, on the sidelines, warming up in the bullpen.

"Syphilis rates rise with newborns
"Some STDs at record levels across nation
Anna Maria Barry-Jester
Kaiser Health News

"One of the nation’s most preventable diseases is killing newborns in ever-increasing numbers. Nationwide, 1,306 infants acquired syphilis from their mother in 2018, a 40% rise over 2017, according to federal data released Tuesday. Seventy-eight of those babies were stillborn, and 16 died after birth.

"In California, cases of congenital syphilis – the term used when a mother passes the infection to her baby during pregnancy – continued a stark seven-year climb, to 332 cases, an 18.1% increase from 2017. Only Texas, Nevada, Louisiana and Arizona had congenital syphilis rates higher than California’s. Those five states combined made up nearly two-thirds of total cases, although all but 17 states saw increases in their congenital syphilis rates.

"The state-by-state numbers were released as part of a broader report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracking trends in sexually transmitted diseases. Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia combined reached an all-time high in 2018. Cases of the most infectious stage of syphilis rose 14% to more than 35,000 cases; gonorrhea increased 5% to more than 580,000 cases; and chlamydia increased 3% to more than 1.7 million cases.
...
“When we see a case of congenital syphilis, it is a hallmark of a health system and a health care failure,” said Virginia Bowen, an epidemiologist with the CDC and an author of the report.

...

"Health departments once tracked down every person who tested positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis to make sure they and their partners got treatment. With limited funds and climbing caseloads, many states devote resources to tracking only syphilis. The caseloads are so high in some California counties that they track only women of childbearing age or just pregnant women.

...

“We are seeing the results of years of inaction and a lack of prioritization of STD prevention, and we’re now paying the price.”


This is a 3-D illustration of a syphilis pathogen. Congenital syphilis can cause blindness and excruciating pain. GETTY IMAGES

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The US had nearly wiped out syphilis by 2000. The infection rate was so low that the US launched a plan to eradicate the disease entirely. But priorities shifted, & STDs have returned, with a vengeance.
Hum, could that have something to do with not allowing females sexual freedom and making adultery taboo?

Forget the Bible. A moral as a matter of cause and effect. The children should not be victims of our selfish behaviors. And even if they are born healthy, it takes two parents to support and raise them. Strong families mean a strong nation and if we can't agree on that, then we will need a healthy welfare system, government assistance with childcare, food, and housing, and perhaps we should spend as much on medical care as we do on the military to defend our population against disease.

PS we used to make testing for STD's mandatory before getting a marriage license. Perhaps we should return to that? Along with waiting until marriage before being sexual.
 
Feb 2006
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California
& of course, in addition to Ebola & other biological horrors lying in wait out in the hinterlands, there are our old friends in the disease arena, just biding their time, waiting for human health systems to waver, for them to make a comeback. Think the Four horsemen of the apocalypse, on the sidelines, warming up in the bullpen.

"Syphilis rates rise with newborns
"Some STDs at record levels across nation
Anna Maria Barry-Jester
Kaiser Health News

"One of the nation’s most preventable diseases is killing newborns in ever-increasing numbers. Nationwide, 1,306 infants acquired syphilis from their mother in 2018, a 40% rise over 2017, according to federal data released Tuesday. Seventy-eight of those babies were stillborn, and 16 died after birth.

"In California, cases of congenital syphilis – the term used when a mother passes the infection to her baby during pregnancy – continued a stark seven-year climb, to 332 cases, an 18.1% increase from 2017. Only Texas, Nevada, Louisiana and Arizona had congenital syphilis rates higher than California’s. Those five states combined made up nearly two-thirds of total cases, although all but 17 states saw increases in their congenital syphilis rates.

"The state-by-state numbers were released as part of a broader report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracking trends in sexually transmitted diseases. Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia combined reached an all-time high in 2018. Cases of the most infectious stage of syphilis rose 14% to more than 35,000 cases; gonorrhea increased 5% to more than 580,000 cases; and chlamydia increased 3% to more than 1.7 million cases.
...
“When we see a case of congenital syphilis, it is a hallmark of a health system and a health care failure,” said Virginia Bowen, an epidemiologist with the CDC and an author of the report.

...

"Health departments once tracked down every person who tested positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis to make sure they and their partners got treatment. With limited funds and climbing caseloads, many states devote resources to tracking only syphilis. The caseloads are so high in some California counties that they track only women of childbearing age or just pregnant women.

...

“We are seeing the results of years of inaction and a lack of prioritization of STD prevention, and we’re now paying the price.”


This is a 3-D illustration of a syphilis pathogen. Congenital syphilis can cause blindness and excruciating pain. GETTY IMAGES

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The US had nearly wiped out syphilis by 2000. The infection rate was so low that the US launched a plan to eradicate the disease entirely. But priorities shifted, & STDs have returned, with a vengeance.
Thank You, now I know why I'm blowing syphilis infected cum bubbles out of my nose, guess that make me patriotic! sarcasm!
 
Nov 2013
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More evidence:

"Two-thirds of US birds face extinction
Doyle Rice
USA TODAY

"Two-thirds of America’s birds will be threatened with extinction if global warming tops 5.4 degrees by 2100, according to a report released Thursday by the National Audubon Society.

“A lot of people paid attention to last month’s report that North America has lost nearly a third of its birds,” said David Yarnold, CEO and president of Audubon. “This new data pivots forward and imagines an even more frightening future. It’s a bird emergency.”

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“Birds are important indicator species because if an ecosystem is broken for birds, it is or soon will be for people, too,” said Brooke Bateman, Audubon’s senior climate scientist.

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