Tornado Survivors Succumb to Deadly Third-World Disease:
June 12, 2011 • 8:49AM

Obama was in the air en route the British Isles when the deadliest tornado in U.S. history struck Joplin, Missouri. Rather than return, he continued on, for days of celebrations with the British Royals.

While Obama was staying at London's Buckingham Palace with the Queen and her genocidal husband Prince Philip, survivors of the Joplin, Missouri tornado were beginning to succumb to mucormycosis, a rare but deadly fungal disease usually limited to severely immune-compromised individuals, including victims of extreme malnutrition, or uncontrolled diabetics. Eight cases have so far been found in Joplin, three of whom have died.

The CDC's expert has said that clusters of cases are extremely rare. The December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed one-quarter million persons, produced a handful of known cases of subcutaneous mucormycosis, the rarest form of what is already a rare disease in the U.S. In both cases, Joplin and that tsunami, the likelihood is that untreated diabetes or immune-compromised conditions more characteristic of Third World conditions, combined with traumatic wounds to render the victims susceptible to the disease.

Since only rapid diagnosis and treatment can sometimes avert near-certain death for victims of this disease, Obama's dallying in London rather than rallying U.S. emergency resources to Joplin, has assured otherwise-preventable deaths. And his blocking of the re-enactment of Glass-Steagall insured that Third World conditions would grow and fester in Joplin and elsewhere in the U.S. before this latest disaster.

Just as his host, Britain's Prince Philip, would have wished. It was Prince Philip who said that he wished to be reincarnated as a deadly virus, to be able to do something about the population problem. Perhaps Obama would prefer a deadly fungus.

The following is from Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Chapter 198. "Mucormycosis."

Excerpt: "Mucormycosis (also called zygomycosis) is a serious, relatively uncommon invasive fungal infection and one of the most aggressive and lethal invasive mycoses. Physicians caring for patients with diabetes mellitus, immunocompromise (including that following organ transplantation), or iron overload syndromes (particularly those associated with hemodialysis) should be acutely aware of the enhanced susceptibility of these individuals to infection with the Mucorales [order of fungi]. Timely diagnosis is critical to survival and minimization of morbidity. Institution of aggressive surgical and medical therapy is critical in maximizing the likelihood of a good outcome. Delay in considering the diagnosis and instituting appropriate therapeutic measures results in increasingly severe disfigurement at best and in death at worst...."