Wednesday, February 28, 2007

12-year-old dies from untreated tooth infection

From the Washington Post.

Welcome to the new dark ages, the beginning of the time after the Age of Oil and the Empire of the United States.

For can we really be a superpower when children die from tooth decay?

That's Deamonte Driver, 12, late of Prince George's County Maryland in the foreground with his mother behind him.

"I certainly hope the state agencies responsible for making sure these children have dental care take note so that Deamonte didn't die in vain," said Laurie Norris, a lawyer for the Baltimore-based Public Justice Center who tried to help the Driver family. "They know there is a problem, and they have not devoted adequate resources to solving it."
So do we, Laurie. So do we.

RIP Deamonte. Dude, I hope you get a better shot next time.

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