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The USA is stoopid regarding Public Health that we ignore as we rely far too much on privare medicine whether publicly or privately funded), and since we are the predominant power in the world some of our ignorance rubs off on everybody else.

The stupidity of not ramping up free vaccines for the poor of the world as the developed nations emerge from the horror of not being the least bit ready to deal with a world pandemic from an article in the Economist:

To get 70% of the planet’s population inoculated by April, the IMF calculates, would cost just $50 billion. The cumulative economic benefit by 2025, in terms of increased global output, would be $9 trillion, to say nothing of the many lives that would be saved.

But, of course, the possibility is somehow mostly the possibility of contemplation.

Our own health and the well being of the world economy and the fatness of our own wallets depends on Public Health for Everyone Everywhere. But gosh, doing public health just seems too generous and not cynical enough to be taken seriously...

David fb
(Who has seen this movie too many times starting with the suppression of efforts to even study let alone control the AIDS epidemic long ago, followed by each successive idiot re-do, culminating with the easily avoidable catastrophes of the last two years)
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