Unintended consequences

Thanks to the COVIDIOT scam, everything old is new again.

Governments’ response to the coronavirus pandemic is driving a resurgence of diseases that may be deadlier than COVID-19, according to health experts.

Diagnosed cases of tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria have plummeted across dozens of countries. Clinics, equipment, and medicine used to diagnose and treat patients for these diseases have been converted en masse to fight the coronavirus pandemic, leaving health officials grappling with what they fear may be a massive resurgence in disease, according to The New York Times.

Government shutdowns have also disrupted supply lines, making it difficult, especially for impoverished countries, to get access to medicine to treat malaria and HIV. Consequently, patients are dangerously stretching the limited amount of medicine they have left, or have stopped taking medication altogether, leaving themselves and others at risk.

Dr. Giorgio Franyuti, who heads the advocacy group Medical Impact, has seen a similar trend in Mexico. Sick people with tuberculosis are coming into hospitals with flu-like symptoms, being diagnosed with COVID-19, and being sent home only to return months later with serious health problems related to their misdiagnosis.

“Nobody is testing for TB at any facility,” Franyuti said. “The mind of clinicians in Mexico, as well as decision makers, is stuck with Covid-19.”

“TB is the biggest monster of them all. If we’re talking about deaths and pandemics, 10 million cases a year,” Franyuti continued. The current global death toll from the coronavirus is nearing 700,000, though that number may vary widely do to misreporting in countries such as Iran and China, both of which the U.S. State Department has said inaccurately report their data.

The resurgence in deadly diseases follows reports that vaccinations for deadly diseases are plummeting in the United States and around the world as parents elect not to get their children vaccinated for diseases such as diphtheria, cholera, and measles. Parents are afraid that a trip to a hospital or clinic to get necessary vaccinations would leave them exposed to the coronavirus. Now, diseases long thought to be handled are reappearing at alarming rates.

Just great. Can a resurgence of smallpox, cholera, and polio be far behind?

8 thoughts on “Unintended consequences

  1. Yep. Lots of stuff that is much deadlier than the Kung Flu will be making a resurgence in the months ahead as the hype-driven panic results in massive mis-allocation of resources. Add in the cancer and heart disease that is not getting diagnosed or treated because the hospitals had all their “non-essential” stuff shut down, and far more people will die of the shutdown panic than ever will of Kung Flu.

    FAR more. And that is before we even look at economic effects, for all the covidiots who claimed anyone objecting to shutdowns was motivated entirely by greed.

  2. Another unintended consequence: Until five or ten years ago, antivaxers were almost universally idiots, conspiracy theorists, or fundamentalist christians who lacked the honesty to reject automobiles and the internet when they rejected other godless modern science.

    The mania for giving newborns a dozen shots before they leave the hospital led to a growth in resistance concerning vaccinations and a bump in outright skepticism. Add in the ever-increasing number of shots given by pediatricians with little or no warning or explanation or discussion. Add in the heavy-handed attempts in shithole states like New York and Illinois to make all shots mandatory before children are allowed to start public school, private school, or even private daycare.

    And now we have repeated trial balloons about requiring a vaccine for the Election Flu before anyone’s allowed to go back to work or school. A vaccine which is being rushed through production and which will not have had time for any but the most cursory testing, and whose efficacy is purely speculative.

    Good job, imbeciles. You’ve made antivaxers mainstream.

  3. Corporate Bankruptcies up 53% this July over July 2019. 642 Corporations went belly up last month.
    Similar stats for Personal Bankruptcies.

    We are merely at the beginning of learning about the long term damage the Lockdowns did. Wait until Friday and we get a new Unemployment Report. Everyone stopped Phased Opening and some even Reclosed.

    Yet we STILL won’t Open.

    I hate Commies and their Useful Idiots.

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