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I guess the checks must have arrived, because now the Useless Nitwits are realizing that the numbers they used to blackmail donations from taxpayers such as ourself may have been a tad lower than they initially reported. A teensy 7,000,000 tad, mind you (link thanks to Sir Christopher):

The United Nations sharply reduced its estimate of HIV-AIDS sufferers in an annual report Tuesday, saying a revision of statistics from India meant there were seven million less than previously thought.

Revised figures in the latest UNAIDS study slashed an estimate for total infections this time last year to 32.7 million from 39.5 million cases, the number given in the agency’s 2006 report.

“The single biggest reason for the reduction in global HIV prevalence figures in the past year was the recent revision in India after an intensive reassessment of the epidemic in that country,” UNAIDS said in its report.

At least they have the class to blame somebody else for their “slight error.” That was sarcasm, in case you didn’t know.

The number of people worldwide infected with HIV in 2007 totalled 2.5 million people 32.2 million are now living with the virus, the report said. More than two million people died from the disease in 2007.

Give or take 7 million, we’re sure.

“Reliable public health data are the essential foundation for an effective response,” said Kevin De Cock, head of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organisation.

“We need to continue investing more in all countries and all aspects of strategic information relating to health,” he added.

No, we do not “need to” invest anything else based on your flawed, hyperinflated numbers, you parasitic growth on the lower intestine of humanity. And “Kevin de Cock?” How strangely — appropriate.

Numbers of people living with the virus were levelling out and the percentage of the population affected was now in decline, the report said.

So the numbers are leveling out and the percentage of the afflicted is actually in decline? This is an argument in favor of more money? Somebody needs remedial logic lessons, wethinks.

But hey, as long as it’s in a “good cause” (meaning: Keeping overpaid, underworked, useless parasites in a job paid for by yours truly), we guess it’s OK.

Not.

Thatisall.

6 Responses to “But Who’s Counting?”
  1. Unregistered Comment by mindy1

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    This is so wrong only because those who really want to help poor people with HIV and AIDS will now be seen as suspect. I wish that the UN would go away.

  2. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    Another way to look at this could be to be happy that fewer people are dying in India than predicted.

    Doing this kind of statistical analysis is difficult. Yes, there was an 18% discrepancy in the estimate, but that still does not mean that tens of millions of people are not infected.

    Just because numbers are declining overall, does not mean there are not increases in other countries:

    “In Asia there are now 4.9 million cases, up 440,000 from last year. Indonesia has the fastest growing epidemic on the continent, while the number of HIV cases in Vietnam has more than doubled between 2000 and 2005.”

    Sometimes if you stop spending money on health crises which are improving, they just get worse. Much of the cost is probably due to the anti-retroviral drugs, which is a damned good investment to make. You get drug resistant HIV strains if you stop treatment, so it’s worth spending the money for continued treatment.

    We paid 22% of the UN’s budget in 2006 (Wiki). It’s not like we are footing the whole bill. The UN may be evil–I do not think this effort is evil.

  3. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Another way to look at this could be to be happy that fewer people are dying in India than predicted.

    And I AM happy about that. Quite a bit, actually. It’s WONDERFUL news.

    What I’m not so happy about is the global child prostitution syndicate known as the “U.N.” using inflated numbers to emotionally blackmail member nations into footing the bill for their incumbent arses and hare-brained programs.

    And no, I don’t believe for a second that the U.N.’s programs have played a significant role in lowering the numbers of infected people. Not until and unless I see some rock solid, indisputable evidence for it at any rate. It’d be the first time in recorded history that we got anything at all out of the funds we throw at the parasites of Turtle Bay.

  4. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    We paid 22% of the UN’s budget in 2006 (Wiki). It’s not like we are footing the whole bill. The UN may be evil–I do not think this effort is evil.

    Not the whole bill, just a major portion of it, more than anyone else. And this doesn’t count our humanitarian contributions outside of this august body, nor the charitable contributions given by the people of the U.S. on their own.

    Everything that I’ve seen has the U.N. stepping in the way of preventing what they were set up to stop. The U.N.’s time for showing they can deal with the world’s problems is past. They are like our congress, not willing to call a spade a spade and confronting the problem. A new law/resolution gets written that nobody will enforce, but “we tried”.

    It’s bad enough we have to forcibly pay for the inept congress we’ve voted on ourselves, but to pay for an organization that isn’t elected by me and is on the verge of taxing me, that is where revolution lies.

    That the AID’s stats are lower is a good thing, but like Misha, I really have my doubts that the U.N. had anything to do with it. I wonder if they saw that with the increase from the initial numbers made them look inept (Mheh) to the revised numbers of “see we’re doing good” wasn’t a realization that if it’s getting worse, why throw money at it to the opposite tack of “see we are doing good” give us more money and we’ll do better.

  5. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Boot those maggots out of the country. I greatly enjoyed the following…..
    http://www.wmsa.net/organizations/GOA/goa_070709_vitter_moves_to_stick_it_to_un.htm