continue to decline.
Except among two groups.
newcomers from developing countries
access to health care is limited,
treatment unavailable or unaffordable.
Where poorly ventilated and
favour the spread of infection.
Where hunger and malnutrition
weaken the immune system.
Where education on
risk factors and prevention
Where HIV is prevalent.
The second, Inuit.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)