Via The Telegraph:
Nearly 30 years after declaring Polio eradicated in Venezuela, the first case of the disease has been reported in the country as it reels from an economic crash crippling its healthcare system.
The case in the eastern state of Delta Amacuro was reported as basic vaccine coverage continued to fall amid the worsening political and economic crisis.
The news comes as the country faces an increase in other diseases, some also formerly eradicated, such as diphtheria, tuberculosis, measles, and malaria.
Hmmm, something seems awry here. Aren’t we constantly told that socialism is amazing, and especially socialist health care? Wasn’t Venezuela the poster child for how great socialism was? This “brand of socialism” has gone the way of every other brand of socialism. Reminds me of this meme:
Don’t let those who wax poetic about how great socialism is off the hook with this stuff. It happens every single time. It’s the inevitability of socialism. It does not work, and cannot work without being propped up by capitalism in some form or another.
Polio shouldn’t be a problem anymore. This disease was for all intents and purposes eradicated a long time ago. Let this serve as yet another stark reminder that socialism and communism will inevitably lead down a dark path to utter destruction unless rigorously rooted out and stopped anytime it pops up.