Artist — Pat Bagley
Think Progress is reporting “Chemical-related hospital admissions in West Virginia have doubled since water was deemed safe.”
Part of the increased hospitalizations and calls may be due to confusion on the part of West Virginia residents, who in the last week have been repeatedly given conflicting information about the spill and whether they should use the water.
It’s okay, though. While conservatives continue to demand further deregulation of the job creators who end up poisoning the water supply, wrecking what’s left of local communities and the economy after decades of trickle-down economics, it’s still nowhere near as concerning, or deadly, as a glitchy government website. Drink up, America.