NY Times Attacks America Yet Again

This time, we, along with some other first world countries, are killing the poor around the world

The World Health Organization estimates that 4.8 million people a year with moderate to severe cancer pain receive no appropriate treatment. Nor do another 1.4 million with late-stage AIDS. For other causes of lingering pain — burns, car accidents, gunshots, diabetic nerve damage, sickle-cell disease and so on — it issues no estimates but believes that millions go untreated.

Figures gathered by the International Narcotics Control Board, a United Nations agency, make it clear: citizens of rich nations suffer less. Six countries — the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Britain and Australia — consume 79 percent of the world’s morphine, according to a 2005 estimate. The poor and middle-income countries where 80 percent of the world’s people live consumed only about 6 percent.

Here it comes!

In 2004, consumption of morphine per person in the United States was about 17,000 times that in Sierra Leone.

See? It is all our fault that people in Sierra Leone, and other piss poor third world countries who are racked with poverty, brutal dictators, Muslim murderers, internal war, etc, suffer.

As a side note, perhaps this is also pointing out that we provide some pretty good health care, eh? Oh, and even after reading the story multiple times, I never could figure out the Times’ headline about "Drugs Banned……"

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3 Responses to “NY Times Attacks America Yet Again”

  1. Ogre says:

    And just think — if we can elect Johnny Edwards his forced medication plan will ensure those numbers only go astronomically HIGHER!

  2. Free morphine for all!

    I had that wen I cracked my leg. Not fun trying to ween oneself off of it.

  3. Ogre says:

    In John Edward’s America, you won’t have to — he’ll just keep providing it for you.

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