Skip to comments.Venezuelan government tells doctors and hospitals not to list starvation as cause of death
Posted on 12/18/2017 9:27:11 AM PST by grundle
For a detailed explanation of how Venezuela went from being a rich well fed country, to a poor country with severe shortages of food, please see this previous blog post that I wrote, which is called “Heres how most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, and how to make sure it doesnt happen again in 2017.”
Now the the latest news.
The New York Times just published this article about the situation in Venezuela.
According to the article, even though large numbers of babies and children are starving to death, the government is telling doctors and hospitals not to list starvation as the official cause of death.
In addition, the Times kept track of 21 pubic hospitals over a period of five months. During that time period, the Times was unable to get any kind of official starvation counts from any of those hospitals. However, doctors at nine of those hospitals told the Timed that they had kept at least a partial count, and that of these partial counts at nine hospitals, nearly 400 children had starved to death. The cause of these deaths was not listed as starvation in the hospitals’ official records, but the doctors know that starvation was their true cause of death.
The Times also reports that the food shortages are so severe that even most hospitals do not have enough baby formula to meet the needs of their patients.
And it’s not just food that’s in short supply. The Times also reports that many of these hospitals don’t have enough of basic supplies such as soap, syringes, gauze, diapers, and latex gloves.
Please keep in mind that before Hugo Chavez implemented price controls and seized farms, factories, businesses, and other private property, the country was quite affluent and had a first world standard of living.
There’s a huge lesson in all of this.
No matter how well off and prosperous a country is, it simply cannot maintain anything even remotely close to such levels of prosperity when it adopts communism.
“We are going to take things away from you for the common good.”
They should comply and change the cause of death from “starvation” to “communism”. More accurate anyway.
Hey, Josef Stalin would be the first to tell you that no one starved in the Ukraine in the 1930s. Of course, some evil capitalist Kulaks may have messed up the food supply — but they were dealt with. But starvation?? Oh, a good socialist leader would never allow such a thing [to be recorded].
This is why we must keep our guns. We probably should have used them already.
Where are all the Hollywood Creeps who went down there to celebrate Hugos paradise?
I have a great idea for a reality TV show.
Take “My 600 lb Life” on the road to Venezuela or Zimbabwe
THAT would be interesting TV.
***not to list starvation as cause of death for babies and children who starve to death***
Somehow, a scene from THE GRAPES OF WRATH comes to mind...
Our airhead university Communists, students as well as their professors, should be sent to Venezuela to show the people suffering there how Communism should really be run. If they succeeded in getting adequate food and medicine to the people, it would be the first success of Communism ever.
Get Penn and Glover down there stat!
I read a story awhile back about a Venezuelan chicken farmer. Using simplified numbers here, it cost him $2 to raise a chicken. He sold that chicken to a grocer for $3. The grocer sold it to the public for $4.
And there were plenty of chickens to go around. Some folks couldn’t afford chicken every day. But they could at least buy chickens occasionally.
Then the government set the market price of a chicken at $1. Cheap chickens for everybody! But that price was less than what it cost the farmer to raise the chicken. End result? No chickens for anybody.
“low blood sugar”.....................
That would require relief aid an donations from wealthier countries to accomplish, in other words, other people’s money.
Protecting the socialist utopia. Same way it’s done here.
Amazing. The truth can’t come out. The left could never win if it did. Goes back to Google in China.
After pointedly reminding Dr. Zhivago that he’s “been listening to rumormongers, Comrade. There is no typhus in our city,” the delegate shortly thereafter has Zhivago pulled from work to discreetly diagnose an ill man in the house.
Zhivago: Why? Is it typhus?
Zhivago: (after inspecting patient) It isn’t typhus. It’s another disease we don’t have in Moscow: starvation.
Delegate: That seems to give you satisfaction.
Zhivago: It would give me satisfaction to hear you admit it.
Delegate: Would it? Why?
Zhivago: Because it is so.
Delegate: Your attitude is noticed, you know. Oh, yes, it’s been noticed!
Remember when that bastard called President Bush the devil at the UN? I hope Beelzebub is stabbing him with his pitchfork non-stop.
Poor Venezuelans are dying of hunger and Americans are obese.
Why isn’t the world helping?
There’s a lesson here, but many people never learn this lesson. It’s been taught many times.
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