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(ABC News)   Nigeria facing one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years. Of course, this supposes there have been good ones   (abcnews.go.com) divider line
    More: Sick, Cholera, worst cholera outbreaks, state governments, higher case fatality rate, suspected cases, year's cholera outbreak, health system, Kogi State  
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2021-09-14 1:45:56 PM  
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Cholera epidemics are so romantic. Nothing quite like declaring your love for another while shiatting your pants until you die
 
2021-09-14 1:49:42 PM  
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Cholera epidemics are so romantic. Nothing quite like declaring your love for another while shiatting your pants until you die


It's always more romantic WITHOUT pants.
 
2021-09-14 1:55:51 PM  
4 votes:
Shiat! I hope its not too bad.. The prince owes me money.
 
2021-09-14 2:57:56 PM  
4 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: I have witnessed first hand public urination


Your exotic tales I fear are too bold for my enfeebled heart.
 
2021-09-14 1:48:31 PM  
3 votes:

FleshFlapps: I will always have profound respect for the fact I have clean potable water every day.


It's only because of those pesky government regulations.
 
2021-09-14 2:14:36 PM  
3 votes:

GreenSun: Serious question. How come countries in Africa seem to have modernization problems? The picture in the article shows people walking barefoot around fresh yucky sewage water and pipes. What's up with that? I've been watching National Geographic since the 80s and nothing really seems to have changed, except people have cellphones now.

This lack of modernization is something that definitely contributes to all sorts of health problems they have. Dirty, unhygienic place means you can get sick very easily. Where are the proper roads and sewage system? Why are people walking barefoot, when in other countries even the poorest people at least have slippers/flipflops? What about basic health education? Doesn't anybody teach them that sewer water is bad? You don't need beautiful buildings or art installments to be truly modern. You at least need to have the basics of what a city needs to provide clean water and services to people.


This doesnt require an answer, this requires a series of lectures about the ravages of imperialism.
Guns germs and steel is a pretty good book on the root causes.
 
2021-09-14 2:15:35 PM  
3 votes:
Have they tried horse dewormer?
 
2021-09-14 2:21:34 PM  
2 votes:
We have an early entry in the "What Next after Covid" Stakes.

Given the way things have gone for the Trump Years, I was kinda expecting Smallpox would come back from the Dead after being accidentally on purpose released from a military lab in Russia.
 
2021-09-14 2:40:08 PM  
2 votes:

SirEattonHogg: GreenSun: Serious question. How come countries in Africa seem to have modernization problems? The picture in the article shows people walking barefoot around fresh yucky sewage water and pipes. What's up with that? I've been watching National Geographic since the 80s and nothing really seems to have changed, except people have cellphones now.

This lack of modernization is something that definitely contributes to all sorts of health problems they have. Dirty, unhygienic place means you can get sick very easily. Where are the proper roads and sewage system? Why are people walking barefoot, when in other countries even the poorest people at least have slippers/flipflops? What about basic health education? Doesn't anybody teach them that sewer water is bad? You don't need beautiful buildings or art installments to be truly modern. You at least need to have the basics of what a city needs to provide clean water and services to people.

Corruption in the developing world.  It's not the only factor for sure but it's a major one.  If the politicians are too busy looting the national treasury or funds earmarked for infrastructure, well that's that.


In some cultures, it's perfectly fine to poop in the street and walk on.  If you ask them whet they want, it's not sanitation, it's places to charge their cell phones and better cell phone reception.

In some parts of Kentucky, I have witnessed first hand public urination in front of others and it's perfectly okay.  Never saw a Kentuckian droop a duece in the front yard, but I never went to everywhere in Kentucky.
 
2021-09-14 3:11:26 PM  
2 votes:
If only there were a vaccine!

Oh, wait... there is.  I got a booster shot of it a few months ago before traveling to a different part of Africa for a family wedding.  And in the past, I've had the oral one.  It lasts for a few years, if I recall.

But... even with the WHO stockpiling it, it's still somewhere between $2 and $10 per person vaccinated.  And Nigeria's got a bit over 200 million residents, and a vaccine costs as much as a day's pay for the average person, to say nothing of the dirt-poor slum dwellers who don't have formal employment or proper sanitation and are thus most likely to get it.  That picture at the top of TFA looks pretty similar to the stream that flows through the slum near my in-laws' house.

But anyway, a Jeff Bezos type could dig between his couch cushions and come up with enough money to treat every person in Nigeria with a cholera vaccine every few years... if he wanted to.  Just sayin'.
 
2021-09-14 9:59:31 AM  
1 vote:
It's like real-life Oregon Trail.
 
2021-09-14 1:47:31 PM  
1 vote:
cholera sounds like something served with cheese sauce during Thanksgiving
 
2021-09-14 1:53:21 PM  
1 vote:
Serious question. How come countries in Africa seem to have modernization problems? The picture in the article shows people walking barefoot around fresh yucky sewage water and pipes. What's up with that? I've been watching National Geographic since the 80s and nothing really seems to have changed, except people have cellphones now.

This lack of modernization is something that definitely contributes to all sorts of health problems they have. Dirty, unhygienic place means you can get sick very easily. Where are the proper roads and sewage system? Why are people walking barefoot, when in other countries even the poorest people at least have slippers/flipflops? What about basic health education? Doesn't anybody teach them that sewer water is bad? You don't need beautiful buildings or art installments to be truly modern. You at least need to have the basics of what a city needs to provide clean water and services to people.
 
2021-09-14 2:20:47 PM  
1 vote:

SumoJeb: cholera sounds like something served with cheese sauce during Thanksgiving


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2021-09-14 2:42:07 PM  
1 vote:

GreenSun: Serious question. How come countries in Africa seem to have modernization problems? The picture in the article shows people walking barefoot around fresh yucky sewage water and pipes. What's up with that? I've been watching National Geographic since the 80s and nothing really seems to have changed, except people have cellphones now.

This lack of modernization is something that definitely contributes to all sorts of health problems they have. Dirty, unhygienic place means you can get sick very easily. Where are the proper roads and sewage system? Why are people walking barefoot, when in other countries even the poorest people at least have slippers/flipflops? What about basic health education? Doesn't anybody teach them that sewer water is bad? You don't need beautiful buildings or art installments to be truly modern. You at least need to have the basics of what a city needs to provide clean water and services to people.


It's at least partially an illusion. The areas where everything is fine do not make the news outside Africa. "Here's a middleclass neighbourhood. Nothing happens here" does not sell.

Heh, the same works for the USA. According to our news reports, good old USA is
- New York == glass skyscrapers (often attacked by terrorists)
- the Capitol (often attacked by Trump supporters or burnt by the British)
- California == dry forests, usually on fire
- Appalachia == men and monsters, impossible to tell apart

with everything in between being a sea of Florida man, trailer parks destroyed by hurricanes, and no-knock raids.
 
2021-09-14 2:55:22 PM  
1 vote:
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"The black shiats!"
 
2021-09-14 3:16:24 PM  
1 vote:

dbirchall: If only there were a vaccine!

Oh, wait... there is.  I got a booster shot of it a few months ago before traveling to a different part of Africa for a family wedding.  And in the past, I've had the oral one.  It lasts for a few years, if I recall.

But... even with the WHO stockpiling it, it's still somewhere between $2 and $10 per person vaccinated.  And Nigeria's got a bit over 200 million residents, and a vaccine costs as much as a day's pay for the average person, to say nothing of the dirt-poor slum dwellers who don't have formal employment or proper sanitation and are thus most likely to get it.  That picture at the top of TFA looks pretty similar to the stream that flows through the slum near my in-laws' house.

But anyway, a Jeff Bezos type could dig between his couch cushions and come up with enough money to treat every person in Nigeria with a cholera vaccine every few years... if he wanted to.  Just sayin'.


He is too busy building dick ships.
 
2021-09-14 5:26:02 PM  
1 vote:

dbirchall: If only there were a vaccine!

Oh, wait... there is.  I got a booster shot of it a few months ago before traveling to a different part of Africa for a family wedding.  And in the past, I've had the oral one.  It lasts for a few years, if I recall.

But... even with the WHO stockpiling it, it's still somewhere between $2 and $10 per person vaccinated.  And Nigeria's got a bit over 200 million residents, and a vaccine costs as much as a day's pay for the average person, to say nothing of the dirt-poor slum dwellers who don't have formal employment or proper sanitation and are thus most likely to get it.  That picture at the top of TFA looks pretty similar to the stream that flows through the slum near my in-laws' house.

But anyway, a Jeff Bezos type could dig between his couch cushions and come up with enough money to treat every person in Nigeria with a cholera vaccine every few years... if he wanted to.  Just sayin'.


Yeah but think of how many penis rockets that would cost him. They ganked his astronaut wings, so he has to make another flight. This time high enough.
He has more important things to do with his money.
 
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