#AceNewsServices (Editors Choice) – October 03 – The HIV pandemic that has now infected 75 million people worldwide emerged in a “perfect storm” of bustling trade routes and migrant workers in central Africa in the 1920’s, researchers said in a study published in the Science journal.
An international team of scientists led by the University of Oxford in the UK and the University of Leuven in Belgium reconstructed the history of the HIV pandemic, using historical records and DNA samples of the virus, tracing it back to the city of Kinshasa, capital of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rapid social changes in the early 20th century, along with spreading prostitution and use of unsterilised needles in health clinics, resulted in transmission of the virus, which was also carried to distant parts of the Congo by millions of passengers who used the newly-built railway network, the study found.
This confluence of factors, including urban growth, extensive railway links during Belgian colonial rule and changes in sexual behaviour, combined to see HIV spread across the globe, the scientists said.
When a government imposes #austerity on the people who have less, than themselves they create a world of haves and have-nots! But this eventually leads to a society of l want what he/she has, and in many cases, l do not care how l get it! In the case of successive governments, this has led from bankers, to politicians and finally to the man or woman in the street! Now we are told there are no longer 3 classes of people in this country, but many more. The real truth is we live not in a society of classes, but in a society of people who lie for a living and call it business!
The fact that disturbs me the most, is people make comments like ” l did not steal or lie a lot” and then try to acquit themselves by relating it to bankers or politicians, siting examples as they proceed to justify their actions! But the biggest lie of all is the use of the word #austerity, as a way to convince us all, it is for our own good! The truth is if you tell people enough times, they will believe it! The real truth is they have asked for it, and now this government has given them what they asked for,so they have nobody to blame but themselves! The fact is in the end this party will be un-cloaked for what they are, and all they gained will be lost!
As their use of the word #austerity, that gave them the upper hand, will kill their political gain! Of course the real losers are the people who are living in our community, who became victims of this governments,#austerity measures!
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