Flint Water Crisis Killed Unborn, study reveals. Politicians in Both Parties Do Nothing; Clinton AWOL
This is atrocious. Time to bring murder charges, amirite?
The city of Flint saw fewer pregnancies, and a higher number of fetal deaths, during the period women and their fetuses were exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, according to a new research study that reviewed health records from Flint and the state.
Fertility rates decreased by 12% among Flint women, and fetal death rates increased by 58%, after April 2014, according to research by assistant professors and health economists David Slusky at Kansas University and Daniel Grossman at West Virginia University. The pair examined vital statistics data for Flint and the rest of the state of Michigan from 2008 to 2015, zoomed down to the census-tract level.
That post-April 2014 time period is significant, because that's when — in an effort to save money — the city of Flint switched from water supplied by the city of Detroit to using the Flint River as a drinking water source, without adding needed anti-corrosives to the water. Lead levels in drinking water supplies spiked as a result.
All this was done to benefit private interests. It's effectively genocide, and yes I know what genocide means. Remember when Hillary Clinton made a big deal about Flint and got one of her billionaire donors to chip in $500,000 for a jobs program in a desperate bid to win that state's primary? Obviously that was just a token program that did nothing to alleviate the real need of the people of Flint.
Well where the hell is she and her supporters now that she lost the election? Do any of them still care about Flint? I know they care about Bernie Sanders daring to speak at a Women's Conference in Detroit even though Hillary declined an invitation to speak. Seems like a lot of wasted energy protesting a man who has backed feminist causes all his life, when right next door to Detroit people are suffering, especially young African American women of child bearing age and their children. Where's the outrage over that?
I guess this is the new normal for political discourse - gin up "Fake News" controversies in order to ignore the very real issues that should matter to people. Clean water. Climate. Healthcare as a right and not a privilege. Economic distress. Instead, we see from our elites a campaign to do anything to distract, divide and polarize the proles. America is a sick society, my friends and the disease is the huge amounts of money in politics that Bill and Hillary Clinton sought to increase for their own benefit and that of their "friends."
Sorry, people of Flint, you were only important when you could provide Her with a photo op.