Spain Agrees With Sephardic Jew Citizenship Plan

Spain’s cabinet agreed with a proposal permitting descendants of Jews compelled into expulsion centuries ago the prerogative of dual citizenship, however, stated applicants will have to take a Spanish culture examination in addition to having their ancient bond to the country vetted by experts.

Sephardi Jews who want to put in an application must have their heritage reviewed by the Spanish Federation of Jewish Communities or by rabbis where they live. The culture test will be prepared by the Cervantes Institute, which encourages Spanish language and culture abroad.

The plan proposes to fix what the government calls the historic mistake of propelling Jews into exile arising in 1492, coercing them to change to Catholicism or burning them at the stake throughout the Inquisition. It is expected to pass effortlessly in Parliament because the ruling Popular Party has an absolute winning margin.

Reformation will permit coupling citizenship, authorizing the recently minted Spaniards to hold their preceding citizenship. Spain currently allows that perquisite exclusively to Latin Americans. With this gesture, Spain is doing justice and correcting the error that led to the banishment of the Jews.

The word Sephardic means Spanish in Hebrew, however, the label has come as well to apply to one of the two principal variants of Jewish religious practice. The other, and globally dominant one, is Ashkenazic, which applies to Jews whose genealogy, in recent times, is traced to northern and eastern Europe.

On account of the mixing connecting the classes and other factors, there is no recognised figure for the global Sephardic inhabitants. Sensible evaluations would span between a fifth and a third of the world’s approximately 13 million Jews. Hundreds of thousands reside in France and already have EU passports. However, the biggest area is located in Israel, where all but half of the 6 million Jews are reflected as Sephardic.

Australian Couple Desert Surrogate Down’s Syndrome Baby

The six-month-old boy, refer to as Gammy, also has a congenital heart condition and requires pressing medical treatment.  Pattaramon Chanbua was left to care for him after his Australian parents only wanted his healthy twin sister.

She was paid $15,000 (£9,000) to be a surrogate for the couple, whose identities remain unknown.  Mrs Pattaramon was told of the child’s condition four months after becoming pregnant and the couple requested her to have a termination of pregnancy, however, she declined, stating it was against her Buddhist faith.

The 21-year-old, who already has two children, states she cannot afford to pay for the costly treatment to deal with his life-threatening heart condition.  The cash that was put forth was a lot for her, but in her mind, with that money, she could educate her children, and could repay her debts.

Thai newspaper Thairath issued Gammy’s story last week, and an online campaign to raise cash for his medical care, which was started soon after.  So far hundreds of people have given more than $120,000 (£70,000) towards the fund’s $150,000 (£90,000) goal.

There were also dozens of tidings of help for Gammy and her mother, and some stating abuse at the Australian couple’s actions.

“May this selfish and heartless couple be exposed and shamed for this horrible neglect!” one criticism stated.

It is unlawful to compensate for surrogacy in Thailand.  Surrogacy can be done in Thailand, however, it has to comply with the legal process.  A surrogate has to be related to the proposed parents and no money can be implicated.

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Even if it is unlawful or not, when a couple agrees to surrogacy, then they have consented to take on that newborn after the mother has given delivery to it.  It should not matter even if that baby is disabled or not, they have consented, which then becomes an agreement.

When a surrogate mother consents to harvest a child for a couple, she is putting faith in that couple to hold up their end of the agreement.  It may not be a legal agreement, nevertheless, it is an agreement of trust, which the surrogate mother believes will be sustained.

Even though the couple had requested the woman to have the gestation stopped, it was in opposition to her sacred credos, and therefore, she did not want to stop the pregnancy, and rightfully so.  She has a lawful reason for not wanting to terminate, however, now that the baby has been born, she is not in a position to provide medical care for the child.

This should be a warning to all couples looking for a surrogate mother, and when considering this method of birthing a child, it should be considered that if the couple was having a child themselves in the normal sense, if that baby was born with a disability, would they love that child any less, or would they discontinue the pregnancy, or give the child up for adoption?

Life is an extremely fragile thing, and when a child is born, that child should be looked upon as precious, even if it is disabled.  A life is a life, and should not be looked upon as spoiled just because it has something disproportionate about it.

This child did not ask to be born, and therefore, it is the duty of the person or persons seeking its life to be accountable for it.

 

 

 

We Need Freedom From Revenge And Loathing

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In Russell Brand’s response to Sean Hannity, where he reprimanded Sean Hannity’s coverage of Gaza by asking Hannity to come back to humanity. Sean Hannity at that point raised his voice and said that Russell Brand was simple-minded and uneducated, following Brand’s questioning of Sean Hannity on the way he had dealt with a Palestinian hospitality on his show.

Nevertheless, Russell Brand plucked apart every angle of Sean Hannity’s response, although he made sure to say that Hannity had an idiot living inside his head.

Except of course everything that he stated was real because as Russell stated, we are human beings, and of course, Sean is as well. Plus he does need to come back to humanity, and by what happened in the front of the camera’s, Sean does look like he’s lost himself.

It’s a carnival out there, and everything is in chaos. Yet people like Sean Hannity think it’s really funny to laugh at the face of death. In fact, Sean Hannity is the Grim Reaper. He assembles all this news which he accepts as true, and then twists it until it becomes complete balderdash.

Sean Hannity needs to keep in mind that it could be his families lives that are being seized, so he shouldn’t be so glib about it. However, it appears to be that everyone wants to fight the good fight, no one wants to give an inch, and that can’t be good for anyone.

There is a further option, nevertheless, we don’t really want that to take place because surely no one actually wants to die, but it just takes one person to embark upon a war in opposition to somebody else. It appears that no one really wants to die prematurely, yet we find it so effortless to do just that, and then we have the boldness to grieve that our loved ones have been taken away from us.

What’s more relevant, a portion of the soil that everyone could live on together, or the fact that we are slaying innocent people on both sides of the barricade.

Human beings are extremely bizarre creatures, because we need to own, and it doesn’t matter what it is. That’s why owning slaves came about because the white man needed to possess something… If you want to own something, get a Dog or a Cat, because you wouldn’t even treat your Dog or Cat the same as a human being, in fact, the animal would get treated with more superiority, and why, because it doesn’t answer back, it doesn’t have a considered judgement, and it doesn’t have the right to possess something.

Ascending Flow of Anti-Semitism In Britain

Jewish people in Great Britain are suffering a backlash of assaults, bomb threats and anti-Semitic abuses fuelled by the butchery taking place in Gaza. More than 100 hate violations have been recorded by police and community groups this month, more than double the usual number.

Community protection organizations worry the result could be the second highest ever recorded, following an explosion of rampage during the 2009 Gaza war. In several upsetting instances the aggressors have invoked the Holocaust and even screamed: Heil Hitler at victims.

A rabbi was assaulted by four Muslim teens outside a Jewish boarding school in Gateshead in one of the most brutal episodes. In Belfast, bricks were flung at the city’s only Jewish synagogue, smashing windows on two continuous nights.

Groups of Asian men sang Heil Hitler as they drove through a Jewish area of Manchester, flinging projectiles at innocent bystanders. In north London, one pro-Israel organisation received a phone bomb warning and a Jewish boy riding a bicycle had a stone flung at his head by a woman in a niqab.

More than 100 episodes have been reported to the Community Security Trust (CST), a charitable institution that helps to defend Jews, since the start of this month. The wave in assaults and intimidation succeeds a comparable trend in 2009, when up to 1,400 Palestinians were massacred during the Gaza war.

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The figures have at least doubled in what the community safety group would expect to see.

There is at least double the number of occurrences that would be expected, however, the situation is not out of hand, as is the case in France. The public is aware and alert but not panicking and life continues exactly how it should be.

More than 1,000 Palestinians, largely civilians, have died as an outcome of Israel’s military strikes in opposition to Hamas, Gaza’s Islamist leaders, since the inception of the dispute.

Images of the killing and large-scale destruction of poor localities have led to global condemnation of the violence. Forty Israeli soldiers and three civilians have also died in clashes aimed at stopping Hamas discharging missiles across the border.

In Britain, nonviolent rallies in opposition to the violence have been marred by despicable placards including one declaring: Hitler you were right! At a Central London march, demonstrators confronted a Jewish woman with her two young children and told them: Burn in hell. 

Thousands of demonstrators marched in central London in opposition to Israel’s military campaign in Gaza.

Activists and followers of the Palestinian cause assembled outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington, West London, prior to advancing towards Parliament Square.

Conveying Palestinian flags and placards with catchwords such as Stop the Killing and Free Palestine, the demonstrators sang Israel is a terror state, Gaza don’t you cry, we will never let you die and Allahu Akbar (god is great).

There has been also been a blast of anti-Semitic abuse on social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. One man called for a Jewish locality in London to be blown up so Jews feel the pain of the Palestinians.

In a separate event, a BBC journalist was reproached after appearing to hint Western politicians failed to intervene in the Middle East because they had been bought by the Jews.

The anti-Semitic reaction has been reflected on the other side of the Channel where there have been even more violent displays.

Thousands of police officers were deployed in Berlin as the authorities in Paris endeavored to forbid additional marches.

Demonstrators in France, which has the world’s third biggest Jewish inhabitants, have stormed Jewish synagogues, smashed the windows of Jewish-owned professions and set others blaze.

In Germany, an Imam reportedly called on Demonstrators in France and the Jewish people have been assaulted in the street. Police officers had to step in to defend an Israeli tourist couple from demonstrators who stormed at them yelling Jew! We’ll get you. 

 

The People Who Should Have Cared For Me Damaged Me

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Twirling her skirt apprehensively in her hands, it is plain that life for Mashid Rezai, from northern Iran, hasn’t been simple, and that discussing this is harder besides. Aged 11, she submerged herself in petrol and set herself ablaze in an attempt to flee from an orchestrated wedding to a man more than 20 years her elder.

Now 36, she remains horribly scarred and was forced to run away to London to escape her father, a man so barbaric he beat his daughter in the hospital as she recovered from her wounds. She stated that she harbors bitterness to the people who didn’t help her, and she was too embarrassed by her scars to be photographed. She declared that the people who should have cared for her did not protect her. They injured her for life.

Being raised in a remote community, Mashid stated her childhood was a comparatively joyous one even though she, her mother and her three brothers were all frightened of the family patriarch. Her mother was her father’s fourth wife. He didn’t have babies with his other wives. Her mother said to her that all three of his preceding wives ran away because he beat them.

His all too vigorous fists weren’t just directed at his wife. This time he tied Mashid’s hands and feet with cord to a section of wood and he and her mother beat her with a further piece of wood. They were furious with her because she had gone to the gate at the front of their home to see a wedding parade, and they did not like the families holding the wedding.

In spite of the violence, Mashid stated she was a happy girl who delighted in her studies at the community school and adored playing with her brothers.

The neighborhood she grew up in, neighboring the town of Arak, was lovely and she had an abundance of friends with whom to enjoy it. Among them a girl called Zainab. With both of her parents slaving in the fields, Mashid was called upon to take on the magnitude of household chores and shared cooking duties with her mother.

However, the pacification of her childhood was about to come to an end when Zainab, at that point just nine years old, was requested for by a much more patriarchal man. She was extremely attractive and tall recollects Mashid, her speech breaking a little and teardrops welling up in her eyes. ‘People noticed her.’

Desperate to flee the marriage being coerced upon her. Zainab resorted to radical measures.

She burnt herself, and she died, but Zainab’s death would prove to have chilling consequences.

Scarcely a year following her friend’s self-destruction, Mashid’s father declared that she too had been found a husband. In spite of the fact his daughter was barely 11 years old. Her mother came to her at home and explained to her that the following afternoon a man would come and request for her hand in marriage.

She inquired who it was and her mother told her the name of a man who resided in the community, who was married and had two children. Mashid was barely 11 years old and he was 35. Mashid was distraught, she was sobbing, and told her mother that he already had a wife and children.

Mashid explained her mother that she was only 11 years old. She explained she desired to be a teacher. However, her mother maintained that Mashid would get married to this man.

The girl rushed to her teacher, expecting help, nevertheless, was told nothing could be done. Mashid then rushed to shroud herself in the mountains, but nervous of being devoured by a wolf, went back home and hid in an outside building.

Her parents found her and presumed that because she had come back home she was consenting to the wedding.

She still couldn’t actually accept that it was in fact true, that it was about to take place. Nonetheless, when she saw her family making preparations with food and setting out tables, she knew it really was going to take place. Desperate to abstain from marriage, and with her friend Zainab’s example in mind, Mashid rushed into the kitchen, took out a bottle of paraffin, submerged herself in the contents and set herself ablaze.

She was panicking. She wanted to escape so she attempted to kill herself. Her father had lots of weaponry and she had contemplated using them. However, she decided on fire because she was copying what her friend Zainab had done.

She splashed some paraffin on her skirt and she sparked a match. Her skirt caught fire. When she looked at the fire, it was strong and extremely real. She then regretted it, and attempted to put the fire out with her hands. She was trying to get out, however, she had shut the door and it was hard. She was panicking. The blaze was raging and was burning her face.

She could see flames in her hair, but managed to get out into the courtyard. A neighbour was on the flat roof next door, and he saw her and leaped down. She can’t remember what happened after that.

Mashid spent the next three months unconscious in the hospital in Arak, even though that wasn’t enough to save her from the fury of her father who was enraged that his plans had been foiled and fearful for his family’s character.

Mashid was crying continually every day. She had exposed skin when the bandages were changed. On top of that her father beat her for what she had done during the time that she was at the hospital. In addition, once she wet herself and her mother punched her in the face. They felt so angry with her.

When Mashid left hospital, it was to return to her parents’s home, her former fiance had rebuffed her because, he now saw her as soiled and unsightly. At home, things went from bad to worse with her father becoming more and more aggressive and even telling her that he wanted her to be dead.

Her father was extremely aggressive. He said that she had humiliated the family and he was embarrassed because of how she looked. She even heard her father stating he wanted her to be taken to a hospital and killed with an injection.

Unable to sustain the abuse, Mashid, at that time aged 13, filched some cash from her parents and fled to Tehran where she went straight to a hospital. A plastic surgeon there took compassion on the child. Finally assisting her to flee Iran and her violent father for good.

Now residing in London, Mashid remains extremely scarred, however, is really starting to move on with her life, assisted by the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation. Her family, nevertheless, remain in Iran and she hasn’t talked to them for exceeding 20 years. It was dangerous for her to remain in Iran.

As a burnt, scarred woman, I was denounced. People assaulted me. They insulted me, pulled at my attire and children flung stones at me. I was perpetually frightened. I had to run away.

In London, at least, she has come upon some volume of recognition and states she would even consider a relationship, even though her view of men remains stained by her father’s conduct.

She was just so astonished when she first came to London because people did not point at her or fling stones at her. It was such a comfort.

Since being here, she has been attempting to come to terms with what took place. She wants to study, which she didn’t have the opportunity to do before.

Then she wants to help girls and women in danger of premature and coerced marriage, so they don’t end up like her. As for her family, Mashid states she will never get in touch with them and never wants to see Iran again. She can never return.

She couldn’t bear to. Everything bad that has taken place, happened there. She would not have a minute of calm there. Even the thought of Iran means she cannot even have peace.

It is comprehended that in diverse breeding, people have a strange thinking of things and customs, however, one does not suppose that comes with death merely because of the disgrace of ones family. Children should be protected from harm at all times, particularly in their family surroundings, and their home life should be a settled one.

It should not be determined when a child should enter the matrimonial state by a parent. It should be that person’s choice when they grown up, and become a grown-up. Children should not have to fret about who they will be betrothed to at such a premature age. They should not have to worry about such things.

Coerced into a marriage at six, they are mothers by 12, and their bodies are destroyed by the time they are 20. It seems to be that by the time they are born, or perhaps even when they are in the uterus, it is settled upon whom they will marry even prior to them being born, and this is not tolerable conduct no matter what ones breeding or customs are.

Fascinating as it is, traditions have the appearance of being remarkably elaborate, however, they are far from it, and that child will feel detached and alone, and nearly all are powerless to do something about it. They are powerless because they are children, and they have no powers, and it is demanded of them to do as their parents tell them to do, because if they don’t, their families will be put to shame inside their community, and they will be ignored.

For any parent to do such a thing to their own flesh and blood is horrifying, and to an outsider, it is shocking to realise that this sort of thing in fact goes on, and is looked upon as admissible conduct inside their culture. Nevertheless, this is their way of life, and they know no better, or do they, but it has become such a habit that they just agree to their destiny.

However, when a child is being beaten and flogged for not consenting to their fate, something is extremely off balance, and as human beings they are not little Frankenstein’s that can be told what to do, they are flesh and blood, and they bleed, and that is not their destiny, that is because they are defenceless in the face of their attackers, which just happen to be their parents.

 

Postcode Lottery Of NHS

A woman, aged 39, has been recommended for Sativex by her neurologist as an add-on remedy to decrease the pain generated by overbearing spasticity in her legs, which makes walking very nearly impossible. She has to use crutches about her home, and a wheelchair when outdoors, as she is at risk of falling.

She is now in high levels of oral morphine to try to tackle the pain, however, is keen to wean herself off the extremely addictive medication as soon as possible, especially if there is another option accessible. Nevertheless, the Worcestershire Area Prescribing Committee, answerable for commissioning medications, has declined her the treatment, stating that they require more proof that it is value for money.

Her caliber of life alters day-to-day. However, the pain that she experiences is continually there, 24 hours a day. Her neurologist believes that Sativex might help as it’s a medication which tackles spasm pain.

There are sections of the country that are capable of getting it, and it has helped quite a few people.

This is not right at all, and it frustrates me that research has ascertained about 48 percent of people who use it display good significant improvement, nevertheless, individually local NHS trusts can currently determine whether they want to provide patients with it or not.

In addition, with anecdotal data hinting high levels of people with MS turn to unlawful cannabis to help tackle the pain, campaigners are at this time crying out on the health service to make it more extensively accessible.

Cannabis itself has served as a curative remedy for hundreds of years, nevertheless, however, it is forbidden in the United Kingdom in its natural arrangement.

There are a lot of people who self-medicate with cannabis, through different support organizations and networks online. It shouldn’t be about where you live, it’s off balance, and entirely wrong. How can you pinpoint who should get medical care merely based on where they live?

It’s a situation which has acquired the assistance of the MS Society, which set in motion its Treat Me Right campaign previously this year to call on health bosses to evaluate prescribing levels for people diagnosed with MS. For years, the government has said that they will bring to justice people who handle cannabis medicinally, that people should wait for the pharmaceutical product to be accessible and that it will then be prescribed.

Well, the product is presently accessible, and it’s not being designated to those who require it most, therefore, that leaves people between a rock and a hard place. People should be given access to it so they’re not compelled to look for what is still an illicit drug.

On reflection, the Area Prescribing Committee did not consider it suitable for NHS funding owing to constraints in clinical trial data and the nonexistence of proof on account of, they did not think it was value for money, especially when then NHS were funding it.

Consequently, Sativex is not sanctioned for usability within Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups. If new evidence becomes attainable, local clinicians may make a resubmission for consideration to the Worcestershire Area Prescribing Committee reciting details of the new details attainable.

MS is not the only condition for which cannabis-derived medication is thought to have a positive effect, and Cancer Research UK is among those charitable institutions which have started to finance comprehensive investigation into how it could be handled to manage various types of cancer.

It is perceived that cannabinoids, the functioning substances found in cannabis, can have a scope of distinct influences on cancer cells grown in the research facility and animal tumours. However, at the moment there isn’t suitable proof from clinical tests to substantiate that they can safely and efficiently treat cancer in patients.

In spite of this, there is knowledge that a few cancer patients do decide to treat themselves with cannabis extracts. These stories can help researchers build a picture of whether these remedies are helping or not, though this is deficient evidence in contrast to properly-run clinical tests.

Cancer Research UK is supporting clinical trials for treating cancer with cannabis derivatives and a synthetic cannabinoid by means of the national network of Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres, in order to assemble reliable data on how suitable these drugs can be managed to help people with cancer.

When I viewed the internet, and looked up Sativex, it visibly pointed out that Nabiximols, trade name Sativex is a trademarked cannabinoid oromucosal mouth spray developed by the UK company GW Pharmaceuticals for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, who can use it to ease neuropathic pain, spasticity, overactive bladder, and other symptoms.

Nabiximols is distinct from all other pharmaceutically produced cannabinoids currently accessible on account of, it is a blend of composites acquired from Cannabis plants, rather than a mono-molecular artificial commodity. The drug is a pharmaceutical commodity regulated in composition, formulation, and dosage, even though it is still effectively a tincture of the cannabis plant.

Its leading functioning cannabinoid elements are the cannabinoids: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The product is formulated as an oromucosal spray which is administered by spraying into the mouth.

Each spray delivers a near 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, with a predesigned dosage of 2.7mg THC and 2.5mg CBD. Nabiximols is also being developed in Phase III trials as a possible remedy to relieve pain due to cancer. It has also been examined in various models of peripheral and central neuropathic pain.

If Nabiximols, trade name Sativex is a trademarked cannabinoid oromucosal mouth spray developed by the UK company GW Pharmaceuticals for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, then for what reason are people being turn down for treatment, and why is it being said that there needs to be more evidence, when the medication is already on the market with Pharmaceutical companies.

Each new drug and treatments has to be thoroughly examined before they are authorized and accessible for patients. It takes ages for a new drug to go from beginning to end to the various degrees of testing. This method is usually termed the bench to the bedside. A new drug is chiefly analyzed in a research facility. If the drug appears to be encouraging, it is conscientiously examined in people. Research that involves people are called clinical experiments.

It is only then that new drugs are appointed and put to use, up till that time they cannot be used on everyone that requires that particular medicine. Therefore, why are people being rejected for treatment with Sativex, it’s easy, it’s called the ‘Postcode lottery’ of the NHS.

If you live in the wrong area, then you won’t get the treatment that you need, if you do live in the correct area, then you will get the treatment that you require. Which means that the NHS is failing to furnish us with universally high caliber care across the country and shows that all care is nothing but a postcode lottery.

If you are not looked upon as ‘sustainable’, then you simply will be unable to obtain the medical care that you require, even if you are in excessive need of it. If it is going to cost the NHS excessive sums of money, and they do not look upon you as sustainable, then you will be sacrificed like a ritual slaughter, you will be eradicated on account of, you will be looked upon as a waste by-product and nothing more than that.

We are being treated like animals. In fact, we are being treated worse than animals because animals simply sense pain or anguish in the moment, and perceive no tangible emotion. Human beings have a tactile sense, emotion and an impulse to fight back, however we are still treated like we are nothing more than beasts of burden.

Black Death Kills Man In China

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China has sealed off districts of its northwestern town of Yumen following one of its residents died of bubonic plague last week. The 38-year-old victim was infected by a marmot, a wild rodent, and died on July 16. A number of areas of the township of about 100,000 people in the Gansu region was later turned into specific isolation areas.

151 people who came into immediate association with the victim were also included in the isolation. No one has so far displayed any signs of the bacteria.

The city had set to one side 1 million yuan ($94,000) for emergency immunizations. Black Death is a bacterial malady diffused by the fleas of wild rodents such as marmots. Whilst the malady can be effectively managed, victims can die 24 hours following the first contagion.

Outbreaks in China have been sparse in recent years, and most have come about in far-off pastoral expanses of the West. There were 12 diagnosed instances and three deaths in the region of Qinghai in 2009, and one in Sichuan in 2012.

Beijing’s disease control centre endeavored to disperse apprehensions about an extended eruption of the disease in China, stating on its website that the danger of the disease radiating to the capital was minimal.

Nevertheless, there is a much more significant matter to consider in this occurrence. People from all about the globe purchase online shopping from sites like eBay and other websites. Businesses and people in China, that market their merchandise on eBay and other means, indicates that assertedly there could be an eruption of this bacterium from China to all over the world.

There is an immunization attainable for people working in or voyaging to plague-affected expanses of the world, nevertheless, what about those that market their commodities abroad, that have not been immunized against the bacteria?

Small rodents, such as rats, mice, and squirrels, can pass on the epidemic. Fleas living on the ailing animals can then shift the disease from rodents to humans. In 14th century Europe, flea-ridden vermin swarmed town after town. And back then, with no way to fight the disease, millions died.

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Today, if intercepted in advance, the epidemic can be treated expertly with antibiotics, such as streptomycin or tetracycline. If untreated, the trauma of plague can produce organ failure and death within a day or two.

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Bubonic plague is not a farce, but there’s no need to panic. This is not the dark ages, and modern doctors can treat the disease swiftly and expertly. The dilemma, in fact, is that the epidemic is now so rare that numerous doctors might not speculate it till they’ve ruled out the possibility of everything else. The most troublesome part of treating the plague is to diagnose it.