Meanwhile in Greece

A German traumatologist—trained in assisting communities after acute trauma—explains in the Frankfurter Allgemeine what he saw in Greece last month, where “the reality surpassed his gloomy expectations:”

—Pregnant women with no money and no insurance going from hospital to hospital to find someone to help them deliver their babies

—Recently middle-class people gathering food scraps from the streets

—Those that are admitted to hospitals must bring their own bedding and food

—Doctors and nurses, who have not received pay for months, cleaning toilets in hospitals because everyone else has been fired

—The suicide rate has doubled in the past three years

via Naked Capitalism

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TARDIStime (#1,633)

nononononono.

Kerry@twitter (#2,243)

I’ve been reading a lot about this at work. Hospitals also seeing a major recurrence of diseases like tuberculosis and malaria, and there’s been a big increase in HIV infection as well.

THANKS IMF, REALLY GLAD YOU WERE AROUND TO HELP OUT.

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