|Posted by moodhacker on May 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM|
Greece already counts 3.500 suicides and more since 2010 but nobody seems to care .
Overseas, in their book, "The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills," economist David Stuckler and physician Sanjay Basu examine the health impacts of austerity across the globe. The authors estimate there have been more than 10,000 additional suicides and up to a million extra cases of depression across Europe and the United States since governments started introducing austerity programs in the aftermath of the economic crisis. For example, in Greece, where spending on public health has been slashed by 40 percent, HIV rates have jumped 200 percent, and the country has seen its first malaria outbreak since the 1970s.
for more, link to Democarcy now. org and watch the video
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