Mar 25, 2009

How Ukraine Will Destroy the Continent

Through disease, of course. Kind of a scary story for a hypochondriac like me.

According to, a widespread scare about vaccine side effects in Ukraine has led to a sharp drop in immunizations that could result in disease outbreaks spreading across Europe. What diseases are Ukrainians hoping to catch by avoiding vaccinations? Diphtheria, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, whooping cough and "others."

Experts blame the Ukrainian scare on government mismanagement and irresponsible media coverage of an anti-vaccination campaign launched after the May death of a 17-year-old boy who had received a combined shot for measles and rubella. Government mismanagement in Ukraine? Do tell.

Well, apparently the mismanagement started in the early 90s. After the fall of the Soviet Union the nation was in a state of economic crisis and people might not have received vaccinations. Oops. So UNICEF thinks about 850,000,000 people need vaccinations. Let's hope they get those shots...or quarantine themselves.

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