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Political Potpourri

caines | 7/12/2012, 5:30 a.m.

It may not be the Tuskegee Experiment, but the CDC is investigating an outbreak of tuberculosis that has been exposed by journalists with the Palm Beach Post. Reports from the CDC say its the worst outbreak that theyve seen in 20 years. As of April 2012, 13 deaths and 99 illnesses had been linked to the strain. The outbreak reaches as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Miami. According to the Post, most of the victims were poor Black men. Its believed that because they were either in homeless shelters, Jacksonville area jails or a mental health clinic, that some 3,000 others may have been exposed. Meanwhile, Governor Rick Scott recently closed a state hospital that specializes in TB. Was the public informed of this health crisis? NO! Did he say that? We dont want to call any names, but rumor has it that one of the candidates for county mayor said that he will put his efforts into the Hispanic community because Blacks wont vote in the primary. He seems to believe that well only turn out in November when Obamas position is on the line. Lets not fall victim to self-fulfilling prophecy. And lets not be ignored. We urge all registered Blacks voters to get to the polls on August 14th.