|Red Cross officials work in Antananarivo, Madagascar, where the plague has struck|
- South Africa
The Black Death often conjures up chilling images of masked plague doctors, who would stuff fresh herbs and spices in their 'beaks' to deal with the smell
Ed. According to the World Health Organization, the current plague outbreak has taken the pneumonic form of the disease. "Pneumonic Plague: giving fever and spitting of blood and the body became marked with small black pustules, thus the name The Black Death, this was the more infectious and almost always fatal, they became bed ridden for 2 to 3 days and died on the 3rd or 4th day."
The plague, in both bubonic and pneumonic forms, ravaged Britain during 1348-1349; the population of the island was between 3.5-5.0 million before the outbreak. In 1377, the population hovered at 2 million.
The Pneumonic form was almost ALWAYS fatal 7 centuries ago. The question is, when will the United States be affected and will Big Brother risk informing the populace when the first cases present themselves! After all, political correctness does not allow for barring entry to the U.S., even if those seeking a welfare-supported existence are virulently infectious. But it will be one hell of a difficult secret to keep. And how would you like to be the school official prevented from warning parents thanks to threats emanating from the CDC?
By the way, when AIDS was imported from Africa, the American people were sold the bill of goods that EVERYONE was susceptible to the disease. Remember the news reports of people contracting the deadly illness from their dentist? Homosexuality and drug abuse weren't REALLY important factors, don't you know! How do you suppose the CDC and other left-run organizations will approach the infectious nature of the airborne Pneumonic Plague?
BUT, no need to worry. Just buy a few of those little paper masks and everything will be just fine!