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Fri Sep 16 21:06:30 PDT 2022
'Sharing' Economy Continues To Spread: Americans With STDs Jump 26% To
During President Biden's first year in office, cases of sexually
transmitted diseases (STDs) in the U.S. increased at an alarming rate
not seen in nearly seven decades.
Politico, quoting preliminary data from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, said Syphilis rates in 2021 jumped a shocking
26% -- or 171,000 new infections -- the most significant annual
increase since former President Harry Truman was in the White House in
The CDC data found total infections in 2021 surpassed 2020 figures,
increasing from 2.4 to 2.5 million.
Chlamydia, which dropped in 2020, had increased 3% last year.
Gonorrhea rose 2.8%, accounting for 700,000 infections in 2021.
Health officials are voicing serious concern over the latest explosion
in STDs. We've pointed out that the infections trend has been upward
sloping over the last four years:
2018: "STDs Hit Record Highs As Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea
Concern Emerges: CDC"
2019: "American STD Cases Rise To Record High"
2021: "What Are The Symptoms Of Chlamydia" Most Googled Sex
Question As STDs Soar
Numerous factors are being blamed for the increase, notably the virus
pandemic, funding cuts for local health departments, opioid and
methamphetamine crisis (where people share needles), and even perhaps
decreases in condom usage among young people in a post-Covid era.
Instead, Covid's disruption exacerbated problems brought about by
years of budget cuts to STD programs and the pervasive stigmatization
of poor people of color and LGBTQ communities where infection rates
tend to be higher, according to health experts and government
Politico pointed out that "preventing new HIV infections, which are
tracked separately, slowed during the pandemic, and some parts of the
country including San Francisco are even seeing HIV rates increase for
the first time in nearly a decade."
"Officials warn that without significantly more funding, the U.S. may
not reach its goal of ending the spread of the virus by 2030,"
CDC warned STD infection trend shows "no signs of slowing" -- and
comes amid a brave new world where the Great Reset Initiative pushed
by the World Economic Forum aims to rebuild economies with
twenty-first-century socialism. This means most people 'will own
nothing and will be happy'.
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