“The reality is that societal stigma limits young people’s ability to take control of their sexual health, enjoy healthy relationships and explore their identities.
We are committed to changing attitudes, challenging prejudices and championing equality so that all young people can lead happy, healthy lives.“—https://www.brook.org.uk/
Relationship and sex education that seems inspired compared to what is the norm in the United States.
When we think of the good ol’ days, lets also remember they also included smallpox, polio, yellow fever, typhoid, rubella, rabies, hib, tetanus, mumps, hepatitis A/B, varicella, tuberculosis, malaria, syphilis, anemia from hookworm, and a high instance of dental caries.
Prior to 1795, it was a given that half of all sailors on a voyage during the Age of Sail would die of scurvy. With international trade and industrialized agriculture, famine has moved out of living memory of the people in most economically developed countries.
And as these problems move out of living memory, we forget what life was like before they were solved. Iodine in salt is just one example among many.
“All research at a Fort Detrick laboratory that handles high-level disease-causing material, such as Ebola, is on hold indefinitely after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the organization failed to meet biosafety standards.”
—Heather Mongilio, “Fort Detrick lab shut down after failed safety inspection; all research halted indefinitely.” The Frederick News-Post. August 2, 2019.
Nightmare fuel: consider the possibility that weaponized smallpox is in several government labs around the world. Take a look through the history of smallpox and think through the implications of a weaponized version being introduced into a population with zero immunity, no vaccine stock and modern transportation methods for transmission.