World Police?

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Spreading of Disease? Oh No!

Every American citizen has the right to receive medical aid when needed. When we start worrying about a sickness, whether its a common cold or a fever, we can just go to the nearest hospital, which is never more than 10 minutes away, and receive treatment. Sometimes we take too much advantage of this privilege that this country has provided us. Unfortunately, not everybody in this world have this opportunity. Citizens of the Philippines are going through many struggles due to the spreading of diseases that are hardly cured. Meningococcemia is one of the main diseases that is causing many deaths around this country. Like cancer, its cure have not been founded yet. However, it is more deadly than cancer. When people get meningococcemia, they start experiencing fever, chills, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, rashes, and seizures, and once it reaches the person's nervous system, he or she dies within 24 hours. This disease is spreading very rapidly, killing more and more citizens in the Philippines. We do not want it to spread to other neighboring countries, especially us. Therefore, the United States should provide them a team of doctors to find a cure to this disease or to at least come up with an efficient system that brings less pain to these people and that decreases the pace of its spread; that is, if we truly consider ourselves the world police.

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