Okay, so the news that a super resistant strain of staph has made the move from hospitals to public schools is freaking me out.
Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!
Lawd, have mercy.
Anyhoo, The Today Show dedicated a segment to this staph thang today and they had the Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH from the CDC (can a bitch overdose on acronyms?) on who said the most curious thing about how to reduce the spread of the drama.
She said the usual about washing hands and covering thy mouth when coughing…and then she mentioned the need to see a physician if a cut gets red or begins to puss and so forth.
See a physician…and be proactive.
Staph spreading in public schools kept bouncing off of the need for folks to see a physician sooner rather than later is their wound gets funky in my mind.
It has been bothering a bitch all fucking day!
And then...just about 20 minutes ago…I realized why the advice of Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH of the CDC pissed me off.
Because our government can’t commit to insuring every American child but an agent or an arm of the government recommends going to the fucking doctor to prevent death by staph infection.
Gawd damn it all to hell, that’s the ever fucking point!
When millions of Americans are uninsured then millions of Americans do not proactively go to the doctor. They wait…until they have to…until they can’t stand the pain anymore and then they go to the emergency room where what was once a minor thing is diagnosed to be a ‘shit, I never thought I’d see **insert medical horror** outside of a textbook’ situation.
Not insuring children doesn’t change that shit one bit. If we have a whooping cough outbreak…and millions of children are uninsured…then families will have to weigh making rent with going to get that shit checked out. Treatment delayed is prevention delayed which is like winning the lottery for your average nastified disease.
And I sure as shit hope the CDC factors the uninsured into their worst case scenario because it doesn’t look like Mr. Support a Culture of Life is going to be granting that support or any part of his budget to healthcare for children any time soon.
Fuck this fucking shit.
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