04 October 2008

_YouTube tells me this video is not available in China. WTF? Proxy not required here. _

This blog has been dormant for a good bit as I ran around the planet and started some new things. Hopefully some time soon I’ll get around here more regularly and this place will start reflecting some of those changes, or I’ll at least write some horribly belated Olympics post mortem. In the mean time, pay bloody attention to the video. And think about the fact that HIV went from being a lurking pest at the end of the 19th Century to a fairly efficient baby killer in the middle of the 20th Century and then, well, the flippin’ band played on, didn’t it?

But this one is even worse, because we’re building a multiple drug resistant monster ourselves through too poorly or too little administered antibiotics. The lack of proper healthcare or available drugs, along with the fact that we never hear about MDR-TB or XDR-TB, are all due to the same reason: it’s killing poor people. Oh, shame that - but hey, talking about OJ is apparently still more fun.

Coming Events: October 15th. Blog Action Day on Poverty 2008.

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