In Case You’re Feeling Too Good About Things

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Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

In the US, we have flu season. On Madagascar, they have plague season. Yes, the Black Death, it’s a regular thing for them. Hundreds have died already this year.

Can’t wait for the refugees to start arriving so they can be shipped around the country to share with us, the way that other diseases formerly defeated in America, suddenly are making a comeback.

When I visited my doctor last week, the receptionist wanted to know if I’d travelled out of the country in the last 21 days, where I might have come in contact with diseased people. No, I haven’t. But I did travel to St. Cloud, Frogtown and Minneapolis, home of large concentrations of Somali refugees, who have stunning rates of measles and tuberculosis. If the concern is risk of contagion, foreign travel isn’t required.

Joe Doakes

The people who brought you the Green Line and North Minneapolis will figure it out. Honest.