St. Louis City
St. Louis ranks #1 for chlamydia and #2 for gonorrhea in nation
A new federal report shows St. Louis had the highest rate of chlamydia among major US cities last year. The city also had the second-highest rate of gonorrhea infections.
What’s with this second place in gonorrhea bullshit? Quit laying down on the job. Errr, I have to walk that back…laying down is integral to the spread of STDs, so do lay down on the job.
This excuse from City Hall will sound very familiar:
The City of St. Louis says the CDC data is confusing. They point out that just like crime data the City of St. Louis is listed as a stand-alone county. They say this skews the numbers.
“St. Louis and Baltimore are the only cities not within a county therefore ranking St. Louis City in comparison to all others in the CDC report is comparing apples to oranges.” said City of St. Louis Department of Health Director Pam Walker in a statement to the media.
But this STD study is not a ranking of counties, it’s a ranking of cities. Even if St. Louis and Baltimore were part of the eponymous counties respectively that they both used to be part of, they would still rank highly in STD and crime rankings that rank cities. New York City is one city, but each of its five boroughs is its own county. So New York’s STD rate is also the combined rate of five different counties. While almost all of Kansas City, Missouri that matters is in Jackson County, the city is incorporated in parts of four different counties, but not all of those four counties are in Kansas City’s city limits. KCMO’s STD and crime rates are only for KCMO the municipality, not for all of Jackson, Clay, Cass and Platte Counties combined. (Incidentally, when the Secretary of State reports election results for Kansas City and suburban Jackson County separately, the Kansas City results are only for KCMO within Jackson County, not counting KCMO’s parts in the other three counties.)
But we all know how they’re going to squirm out of that: Just as St. Louis City and St. Louis County will soon jointly report crime stats, in order to hide black dysfunction behind a bunch of white people, they’ll probably also do the same for STD statistics.