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CANADIAN PROVINCE BLAMES SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SPIKE IN GONORRHEA AND SYPHILIS

Weird. When I was in high school, everybody blamed the quarterback.

But according to the Edmonton Journal, officials in Alberta are now blaming social media for the 80 percent rise in gonorrhea and the doubling of syphilis cases.

The doctor making that claim? You guessed it — this woman:

Alberta blames social media for rise in STDs
“The use of social media to make an anonymous connection, very quickly, we believe is driving this particular outbreak,” said Dr. Karen Grimsrud, the province’s new chief medical officer of health. “When people don’t know their sexual partners’ identities, it makes it difficult for public health to contact partners, as far as setting up testing and treatment.”

Health officials said they’re going to start advertising on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram “and whatever else comes along” to help fight the fact that more than 3,400 cases of gonorrhea were reported last year along with more than 350 people being told that like the majority of 15th century pirates, they were infected with syphilis.

It sounds like somebody might want to tell these cats about Tinder. Oh, and condoms.

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