Wow, I just lived the concept of an exploding supernova of infectious disease, truly a literacy masterpiece thinking up that metaphor, mixing cosmology and epidemiology in a fatal brew. But, that’s what happens when socialism is let out of its bottle:
“So much for all that free health care. Now for what it looks like up close: Socialist Venezuela is an exploding supernova of spreading disease vectors, with its three million fleeing refugees bringing measles, malaria, diptheria, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, AIDS, Zika, leprosy, dengue, chikungunya virus, and other diseases long thought to have been eradicated in the early 20th century, with them. What an advertisement for socialism that is.
It's the effect of the collapse of the country's medical system, brought on by socialism's unsustainable economics and Venezuela's Maduro dictatorship (unlike a lot of starving African countries) refusing to permit any aid to enter. Two alarming news reports (which eerily don't intersect) have the exact same story: First, the Washington Post, which cites an academic-NGO report just out: Venezuela's health system is in "utter collapse," according to a report, including the exponential spread of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and diphtheria and "dramatic surges" in infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.