The desire to do good is an innate human characteristic. Equally inborn, is the desire not to weigh the consequences of attempts to better the human condition. Common sense is obviously not very common. Germany: Migration Crisis Becomes Public Health Crisis is a detailed description of the medical problems resulting from Germany’s decision to admit large numbers of migrants before weighing the effects that this migration would have on most areas of German life. The article just discusses the medical issues related to the influx of migrants. Obviously, there are many other issues that needed consideration before action, but which were ignored in the unfocused desire to do good. I’ve listed the bullet points from the article below. To fully understand the nature and magnitude of Germany’s new medical problems read the entire article.
- German hospitals are increasing security to protect doctors and nurses from violent attacks by migrants who are unhappy with the medical treatment they are receiving.
- Critics are warning that German taxpayers will end up paying billions of euros to provide healthcare for a never-ending wave of asylum seekers. This is in addition to the billions of euros already being spent to provide newcomers with food, clothing and shelter.
- In addition to the massive economic and social costs, as well as the burden of increased crime, including a rape epidemic, Germans are now facing the risk of being exposed to exotic diseases — and tuberculosis.
- Roughly 5% of asylum seekers are carrying resistant germs. In real numbers, this works out to around 75,000 newcomers with highly infectious diseases. — Dr. Jan-Thorsten Gräsner, director of the Institute for Rescue and Emergency Medicine.
- Twenty types of vaccines are now in short supply, and 16 others are no longer available at all. Because of production bottlenecks, some vaccines will not become available until 2017.
- Muslim women refuse to be treated by male doctors, and many Muslim men refuse to be treated by females. — Max Kaplan, director of the Bavarian Medical Board.
- German media outlets are downplaying the extent of the healthcare problem, apparently to avoid spreading fear or provoking anti-immigrant sentiments.