Can you catch Poverty?

The Herald and assorted left wing numpties are claiming that New Zealand has a shameful health record based on a report from some boffins.

Apparently the indicator diseases for poverty according to the Herald are:

Top 10 infectious diseases resulting in hospitalisations in New Zealand, 1998-2008

  1. Skin abscesses and cellulitis
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Infectious diarrhoea
  4. Appendicitis
  5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with respiratory infection
  6. Urinary tract infection
  7. Unspecified viral infection
  8. Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection
  9. Post-operative infection
  10. Acute upper respiratory infection

Now the Herald may have those years wrong, but it is the media so it must be right…but those were the years Labour was in government….even if other reports are correct and it start in 1989 that just makes it about even for the health stats.

Irrespective of that I was looking throught those diseases which apparently povery causes and fins that I have had 1,2,3,4,7,8 and 10…holy shit I must have been living in abject poverty to have caught all of those diseases….funny thing is I got most of them when I was earning over $200,000 per annum.

I wonder how many of my loyal reaers are just like me poverty caused disease-stricken wrecks? …put your scores in the comments.


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