Canadian Olympians were told recenly they get to be vaccinated or they get to stay home from the games. The official medical officer for the Canadian Olympic team said, if the games are requiring this, then atheletes should be given priority and vaccinated first. Health Canada says, you’re still Canadian citizens, you get no special treatment.
Meanwhile, in the US, in New York, nurses are on the verge of SUING the STATE because their bosses told them, get vaccinated or get fired. The US is in need of health care workers, as I understand it, and they’ve decided to legislate idiocy against their necessary servants. This is an intensely stupid move, especially in the midst of healthcare reform.
This is what they’re calling private health care.
I’ve got a few friends in the states who were pretty much unanimous about their dislike o socialising health care – one of whom is a nurse. But I have to ask – which situation is more filled with stupid, here? Here’s the thing about pessimism and optimism. Optimism demands not just the “slightly better” situation, but the “best possible” one – a situation impossible in real life. Pessimism, similarly, demands not the “tiny bit worse” option, but the “absolute most dire” one – again, an implausible circumstance.
There’s a lot of fuss over health care, but what people fail to say is that both systems are broken, and neither one should be held up as an example either in optimism or pessimism.
Purely socialised medicine makes for poor prioritising (and I’m not making a case for either side in the “give us shots first” debate for the team) and inadequate care, as there’s never enough funding to attract enough professionals to outweigh the needs of the public.
Purely privatised care is just as bad, because greed and expense gets in, doing just as much to debilitate the public from evenly spread care by causing it to be prohibitively expensive. 48 million uninsured Americans can’t be an easy statistic to swallow; that’s more than the entire polulation of Canada, if I’m not far off.
Scrap both systems. Start over.
Hippocrates is on notice; his followers have ruined his philosophy.