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The Most Fatal Virus in the World

The Most Fatal Virus in the World

This virus kills nearly 100% of its hosts, animal and human. We have all heard of it and even had shots given to our dogs and cats… It has been with us for thousands of years and it isn’t going away.

Even today, this virus kills 50, 000 people a year—all mostly in 3rd world countries… hard to believe but true. It is considered to most fatal virus known to science. What the hell is it? Rabies…. Being rabid will send people running and locking doors from best friends and pets.

Lets take a look into the future of a failed society with no more rabies shots. What does that mean? Plenty. You’re in danger everyday from any animal source—from a rabbit to a horse. Once bitten, you will be history and death is very unpleasant. Rabies goes through several mutations, none of them fun— except for one short period where the host wants sex all the time. Today, 60 percent of new diseases are “zoonotic”, originating in animal populations. Rabies is the granddaddy of them all.

Georgia faces an increasingly visible tribe of children living largely on the street

Georgia faces an increasingly visible tribe of children living largely on the street

TBILISI | In 2004, some 5,200 Georgian children were living in Soviet-era institutions for underprivileged and disabled minors. Today, there are just 100, seemingly a sign that Georgia’s ambitious Child Action Plan – which aimed to reintegrate socially vulnerable kids into their biological families or, failing that, get them into foster care or alternative types of support – has worked. By contrast, neighboring Armenia, with a somewhat smaller population, still houses 4,900 kids, most of whom have families, at its aging children’s homes.

But there is a flip side to Georgia’s seeming success: unlike in Armenia, street children – minors who spend most of their time roaming the cities, in many cases sleeping rough – have become increasingly visible in the capital of Tbilisi and other urban centers like Kutaisi and Batumi.

“The process of de-institutionalization started in 2000 and out of 42 institutions, only five are left today,” said Andro Dadiani, Georgia director for international children’s rights group EveryChild. “De-institutionalization has obviously contributed to the problem [of street children], and especially ill-prepared reintegration.