lunes, 25 de noviembre de 2013

Mientras tanto, en Grecia...

Para los tiempos que vienen, es importante tratar de no perder la capacidad de asombro. Un reciente reporte de la Organización Mundial de la Salud habla del deterioro de las condiciones sociales en Grecia, como producto de las políticas de ajuste que se llevan a cabo en ese país. Lo que provoca asombro, en particular, son algunos datos específicos del informe. Por ejemplo: alrededor de la mitad de las infecciones de HIV son auto-inflingidas, a los efectos de habilitar a los portadores del virus el acceso a beneficios económicos por 700 euros mensuales. Leemos parte del informe según aparece en el sitio web Zero Hedge:
"Suicides rose by 17% between 2007 and 2009 and to 25% in 2010, according to unofficial 2010 data (398). The Minister of Health reported a further 40% rise in the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. Suicide attempts have also increased, particularly among people reporting economic distress (610). Homicide and theft rates have doubled. HIV rates and heroin use have risen significantly, with about half of new HIV infections being self-inflicted to enable people to receive benefits of €700 per month and faster admission on to drug-substitution programmes. Prostitution has also risen, probably as a response to economic hardship. Health care access has declined as hospital budgets have been cut by about 40% (398) and it is estimated that 26 000 public health workers (9100 doctors) will lose their jobs (611). Further cuts are expected as a result of recent negotiations with the IMF and European Central Bank."

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