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Q; Which of these has the highest rates of TB; London, Iraq, Rwanda, Eritea? watch

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    (Original post by _icecream)
    I wouldn't live in London if you gave me 100000 £.
    It's a overpopulated, polluted and smelly hell hole of a city
    I take it you've never been to any of the nice parts of London then?

    By the way, why don't you share with us where you live? I remember someone from Luton saying something similar once
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    let us all move to Poland ...
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    (Original post by i<3milkshake)
    A; London.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/615...ration-poverty

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1012/10121603

    Absolutely hilarious. Mass immigration is a factor, yes. But what is also hugely responsible is having a huge number of people in a small area who despite paying large sums out in rent still live in substandard housing.

    I find it so funny how this ex-UKIP man was vilified for saying London was a dirty dump;
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34749969

    The truth is that while people continue to do nothing about the growing wealth inequality and house prices situation things like this will only get worse.

    London has worse rates for TB than Rwanda, Eritea and Iraq...incredible.
    Hey,I actually just recently fully recovered from TB after contracting it last November! People were confused as to how I got it because apparently it's not prevalent in London but these things do happen
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    (Original post by woIfie)
    There are many parts of Tower Hamlets and Hackney that are quite nice. I'd love to have a handsome Georgian terrace in Tower Hamlets. Like all areas, there are nice bits and less nice bits. But there is no part of London that is in any way comparable to a real slum.

    If you had travelled outside Europe perhaps, you might have a broader perspective on such things. No doubt you have that giant provincial chip on your shoulder about living outside London that causes you to make silly and irrational criticisms.
    I have been to more places than I am years old, most of them outside Europe. No where else is as crowded and generally, well, a dump as the areas I have described.

    There are handsome bits in Tower Hamlets? A bit like saying I have dropped a lovely burger in some manure, I would still eat it though

    Hilarious how you think I would want to live in London yep, that is it, I'm jealous of the poverty in most of the areas there. That is the chip on the shoulder. I like being in polluted places where driving is impossible, having to use tubes that are busier and busier at great expense, paying a huge amount for a place in downtown Mogadishu I mean broad street Southall.

    No thanks. Look at places like Bath, Edinburgh, then compare them to London. The people who love London-I agree if you are in Richmond or Kensington. But since so many aren't then perhaps they should pipe down.
    To live there it still costs millions-you would be better off moving outside of London, getting a huge house and a Ferrari on the drive and still having some change from your two bed London shoebox flat.
    A shoebox surrounded by deprived areas, where driving your own car is difficult, etc etc.
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    (Original post by _icecream)
    I wouldn't live in London if you gave me 100000 £.
    It's a overpopulated, polluted and smelly hell hole of a city
    It's soooo expensive to even rent if you're a professional then do expect to share a flat with a group of people well into your 30s what kind of life is that ?
    Agreed. People who live in the posh areas I mentioned examples of before yes, London is awesome. Even then though you are surrounded by pretty bad areas.

    This strange idea that busy, polluted, expensive and deprived is worth paying a huge amount for is something I will never understand. Apparently it is due to a chip in the shoulder though despite the fact that I would never go there unless I had £3 million plus to spend on a property. And I bet the people on here saying I need to travel more or that I am secretly love London but am just jealous don't even have half of that

    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Hey,I actually just recently fully recovered from TB after contracting it last November! People were confused as to how I got it because apparently it's not prevalent in London but these things do happen
    I bet there are people in Rwanda, Iraq and Eritea who are pitying you also, having themselves never had TB
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    (Original post by i<3milkshake)
    Agreed. People who live in the posh areas I mentioned examples of before yes, London is awesome. Even then though you are surrounded by pretty bad areas.

    This strange idea that busy, polluted, expensive and deprived is worth paying a huge amount for is something I will never understand. Apparently it is due to a chip in the shoulder though despite the fact that I would never go there unless I had £3 million plus to spend on a property. And I bet the people on here saying I need to travel more or that I am secretly love London but am just jealous don't even have half of that



    I bet there are people in Rwanda, Iraq and Eritea who are pitying you also, having themselves never had TB
    Exactly,it's no as uncommon as people think it is.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Exactly,it's no as uncommon as people think it is.
    The sheer denial of people will mean things will only get worse before they get better. Until rents fall and people can afford to live with more space and in proper quality housing this kind of thing will only get worse. Don't forget that to see a GP it probably takes weeks as well.

    The last point is perhaps the most important of them all.
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    (Original post by i<3milkshake)
    The sheer denial of people will mean things will only get worse before they get better. Until rents fall and people can afford to live with more space and in proper quality housing this kind of thing will only get worse. Don't forget that to see a GP it probably takes weeks as well.

    The last point is perhaps the most important of them all.
    I didn't even know I had until I went for a test,spoke to the docs about it. I was literally in an out of hospital almost always for my 23rd,isolated and would hardly see my friends and family . The disease itself renders you incapable to do anything. The night sweats were the worst
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    (Original post by billydisco)
    You only have to walk around parts of London like Tower Hamlets to realise this....
    Really? Wasn't aware that TB had any physical symptoms.

    Or do you just assume that every foreign person is a walking disease machine?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I didn't even know I had until I went for a test,spoke to the docs about it. I was literally in an out of hospital almost always for my 23rd,isolated and would hardly see my friends and family . The disease itself renders you incapable to do anything. The night sweats were the worst

    When you have a large community from Sub-Saharan Africa living in London, coming and going as they please, the risks will always be higher.

    What you don't do is when you have serious illnesses like TB growing is ignore the problems that see it spread. The housing, the GP waiting times...waiting weeks to see a GP is not always an option.

    Glad to hear your better anyway
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    Really? Wasn't aware that TB had any physical symptoms.

    Or do you just assume that every foreign person is a walking disease machine?
    Understatement of the century! It is pretty nasty and serious.
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    (Original post by i<3milkshake)
    Understatement of the century! It is pretty nasty and serious.
    Is it? Thought TB only affected the inside of the body, like the lungs and such.
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    (Original post by i<3milkshake)
    When you have a large community from Sub-Saharan Africa living in London, coming and going as they please, the risks will always be higher.

    What you don't do is when you have serious illnesses like TB growing is ignore the problems that see it spread. The housing, the GP waiting times...waiting weeks to see a GP is not always an option.

    Glad to hear your better anyway
    Thank you
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    Is it? Thought TB only affected the inside of the body, like the lungs and such.
    Yeah, the inside of the body, nothing serious there.
    You mention the lungs-coughing up blood suggests it may be a bit serious.
    I'm just googling it-yep pretty serious. It can even come back-it lies dormant once treated! According to wiki.
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    (Original post by woIfie)
    I take it you've never been to any of the nice parts of London then?

    By the way, why don't you share with us where you live? I remember someone from Luton saying something similar once
    Thankfully, I live somewhere where Rent is cheap and I'm surrounded by beautiful countryside
 
 
 
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