The coronavirus has had an immense impact on the economic health of individuals and families across the globe, leaving people worldwide jobless at record rates.
Two years after the coronavirus outbreak upended life in the United States, Americans inch closer to a new normal…
The staggering death toll of the virus continues to rise, with nearly as many Americans lost in the pandemic’s second year as in the first, despite the widespread availability of vaccines. The economic recovery has been uneven, with wage gains for many workers offset by the highest inflation rate in four decades and the labor market roiled by the Great Resignation. The nation’s political fractures are reflected in near-daily disputes over mask and vaccine rules. And thorny new societal problems have emerged, including alarming increases in murder and fatal drug overdose rates that may be linked to the upheaval caused by the pandemic…
As the third year of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak approaches, Americans increasingly appear willing to accept pandemic life as the new reality.
What is not being discussed in public is the new reality being brought about by the HIV pandemic.
The biggest loser from the coronavirus will be the American middle class, which is existentially threatened by the redistribution of wealth from the crisis response.
Note the unprecedented transfer of wealth through COVID laws.
How can we possibly ignore the fact that the HIV epidemic is also economically transforming society across the world, including massive increases in taxes on the American middle class on a hopeless medical campaign, serving only as a government front of benevolence?
Quoting from a paper by the United Nations in 2003:
Since its onset in 1981, when the first AIDS cases were reported, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has become not only the deadliest epidemic in contemporary history but also a major demographic, humanitarian and development crisis…Moreover, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been threatening the social fabric of societies in the most affected countries and eroding the social and economic safety net…
The impact of an AIDS-related death on the household was substantial and greater than the impact of a death from other causes…This is because AIDS deaths occur mainly at the prime working-age years, resulting in a higher number of years lost than deaths due to other causes…
Orphans are paying a heavy toll from the AIDS epidemic…less likely to attend school than non-orphans…
older caregivers [of orphaned family members] are under serious financial, physical and emotional stress due to their caregiving responsibilities…impoverishes them at the very same time they themselves may need to be taken care of…
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is imposing serious costs on the private [business] sector in the most affected countries…[due] to a reduction in the number of available workers, since the deaths occur predominantly among workers in their most productive years…agricultural production had decreased by 25 to 50 per cent…this impact will be far-reaching and in the long run threatens the food security of areas or entire countries.
In the most affected countries, the HIV/AIDS epidemic exacerbates existing problems and dysfunctions of the socio-economic system of a region or a country. These countries are already faced with many obstacles on their road to development, including famine, war and inefficient governance…poverty, illiteracy and other health programs are also demanding attention whilst the HIV/AIDS epidemic is causing unforeseen ravages.
From The American Psychological Association 2010
A lack of socioeconomic resources is linked to the practice of riskier health behaviors, which can lead to the contraction of HIV. These behaviors include substance use, which reduces the likelihood of using condoms (Pellowski et al., 2013).
- Limited economic opportunities and periods of homelessness have been associated with risky sexual practices, such as exchanging sex for money, drugs, housing, food and safety…place individuals at risk for HIV
- Living in poverty can also result in food insufficiency, which can contribute to HIV/AIDS infection. Lacking food can result in transactional sex and power differences in sexual relationships, which can place an individual at risk of infection…
- Impoverished urban areas have been found to have HIV prevalence rates equivalent to many low-income countries with generalized epidemics...
And who is footing the bill for all the government interventions? Not the billionaires. American taxpayers.
Thomas Folks spent years in his U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab developing a treatment to block deadly HIV in monkeys. Then San Francisco AIDS researcher Robert Grant, using $50 million in federal grants, proved the treatment worked in people who engaged in risky sex.
Their work — almost fully funded by U.S. taxpayers — created a new use for an older prescription drug called Truvada: preventing HIV infection. But the U.S. government, which patented the treatment in 2015, is not receiving a penny…Gilead Sciences, Truvada’s maker…earned $3 billion in Truvada sales last year.
The Department of Health and Human Services, which includes the CDC and the National Institutes of Health, has patented more than 2,500 inventions created with taxpayer dollars since 1976, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
It routinely licenses new pharmaceutical compounds to private companies that take those publicly financed discoveries into the marketplace.
Gilead, which enjoys a U.S. monopoly on Truvada, charges between $1,600 and $2,000 for a month’s supply of a pill that can be manufactured for a fraction of that amount. The number of new HIV infections in the United States has barely budged, meanwhile, and is stuck around 40,000 a year, according to CDC estimates.
Despite medication being trumpeted as society’s responsibility and the individual’s human right, it is not working.
An estimated 35.0 million persons live with HIV; 2.1 million new infections occurred and 1.5 million persons died of HIV in 2013 (World Health Organization, Despite effective combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)… cART does not normalize life expectancy, as premature aging, metabolic complications and chronic inflammation complicate HIV therapy.
HIV is incurable due to the presence of a latent viral reservoir. During the life cycle of the virus, HIV integrates into the host DNA. A subset of integrated HIV provirus remains transcriptionally silent, producing neither viral proteins nor viral progeny, until reactivation by various physiologic stimuli. This latency of HIV allows some infected cells to escape immune detection and elimination, and these latently infected cells constitute the viral reservoir. The latent viral reservoir allows viral rebound within weeks of interruption of cART, 1,2 where the magnitude of viral replication approaches that present pre-therapy.
So changing behaviors that lead to infection, including imposing mandated infection control measures on HIV as is done on all other socially transmitted diseases, is still the only effective way to control the HIV pandemic.
It really seems to me that the government’s public support of sexual libertines is a cover for a secret campaign to transform society as we know it. And that’s exactly on a public agenda.
“Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex and family, and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society.”
–National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy director,
Paul Ettelbrick (Kurtz, 2003)
Michelangelo Signorile describes the campaign “to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution completely–to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes, but rather to…radically alter an archaic institution.”...
study showed that 28 percent of homosexual males had had sexual encounters with one thousand or more partners. Furthermore, 79 percent said more than half of their sex partners were strangers…Almost half of the white homosexual males…said that they had had at least 500 different sexual partners during the course of their homosexual careers,”…
Since part of the compulsion of homosexuality seems to be a need on the part of the homophile to “absorb” masculinity from his sexual partners, [emphasis added] he must be constantly on the lookout for [new partners].
Gay life is most typical and works best when sexual contacts are impersonal and even anonymous…far more preoccupied with sex than heterosexuals are, and far more likely to think of a good sex life as many partners under many exciting circumstances….
It must be remembered that in the gay world the only real criterion of value is physical attractiveness…The young homosexual will find that his homosexual brothers usually only care for him as a sexual object. Although they may invite him out to dinner and give him a place to stay, when they have satisfied their sexual interest in him, they will likely forget about his existence and his own personal needs[emphasis added]…
Is this not the antithesis of “society” defined as a group in which the vulnerable are protected and cared for by the stronger?
It really seems to me that MSM are blind to their own self-destruction in this latest program to clear out those deemed to be of no value to the elite through the entire health-deteriorating package of their lifestyle.
Key Health Concerns for MSM (Men Who have Sex with Men)
#1: HIV/AIDS – Although HIV is now a disease that can be managed, there is still no cure, and preventing infection remains the key to ending the epidemic.
#2: Anal Papilloma – cause certain types of anal cancers.
#3: Hepatitis – can cause serious health problems, including liver cancer, cirrhosis, liver failure, and even death. Safe sex, which reduces the risk of transmission of all types of viral hepatitis, is the only way to prevent transmitting hepatitis C.
#4: Substance Use – Gay men abuse substances at higher rates compared to others.Use of these drugs has been linked to higher rates of HIV transmission through impaired decision making during sex. Although the long-term effects are unknown, evidence suggests that prolonged use of these substances is likely to have serious negative health consequences.
#5: Depression and Anxiety – Men who have sex with men have higher rates of depression and anxiety compared to others. These problems are often worse for men who are closeted or don’t have adequate social support. Not mentioned in this article but obviously a cause for depression is the constant abandonment experienced in the promiscuous lifestyle.
#6: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) These include infections for which there are effective cures (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, pubic lice or crabs), as well as those for which treatments are more limited (HIV, hepatitis A, B, or C, human papilloma virus). Safe sex, including the use of condoms, is key to preventing STDs.
#7: Prostate, Testicular, and Colon Cancer
#8: Alcohol -Studies show that men who have sex with men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence…and can increase the risk for being injured or becoming the victim of a crime.
#9: Tobacco – Gay men smoke and use tobacco products at much higher rates than others. This can lead to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, and lung cancer.
#10: Body image problems and obesity – Men who have sex with men are more likely to have body image problems than others. This includes higher rates of eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Also, using anabolic steroids and nutritional supplements can be unhealthy. Obesity is also a problem among some gay men, and this can lead to heart disease and diabetes.