Wednesday, October 4, 2023

And now great news - really

 Jimmy Carter, as we know, turned 99 recently. In speaking with the press over the year one his life goals is to eradicate the "Guinea Worm".


And he has essentially succeeded. When he started this in 1986, there were 3.5 Million cases. this past year there were 6. NOT 6 million or 6 hundred, but 6 (SIX). Filtered safe drinking water eradicates the worm and his work, along with quiet non-profits, has killed a disease. 

This is only the second disease, after Smallpox, that has been eliminated worldwide. That is a legacy!

As for what the guinea worm does to people. And remember in 1986, this happened to 3 1/2 million people.

Yuck. Okay, Double Yuck.

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