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  • Mar 17th, 2020 @ 10:03pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Medical Patent SOPA Moment

    See my comment above regarding why it's too late for that.

  • Mar 17th, 2020 @ 10:00pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Medical Patent SOPA Moment

    Actually, we have screwed up any chance we had to contain this outbreak. Testing will not help at this point, because we would need to test everyone. We are now in the mitigation phase, which is why the government has asked everyone to stay home, not to congregate in groups over ten, and not to go out to restaurants or bars. You don't seem to get just how severe this is going to get in our country. We are all so spoiled as we've watched other countries suffer, that we think it won't happen here. Well, it's here. Italy's case mortality rate stands at 8%. They have one of the best healthcare systems in Europe, but that means nothing if you've got a total of 1,000 ICU beds available while 100,000 need them. We aren't just looking at people dying from this virus either. When you have 100,000 people vying for 1,000 beds (and those in ICU need WEEKS of treatment) guess what happens? Those people you know who have heart problems? No one has a bed for them. Diabetics in diabetic coma? No help. Car accidents, shootings, everyday normal emergencies? Forget getting an ambulance, let alone a hospital bed. All of this stems from a total failure to prepare and take action by this administration, but forget about that for now. People MUST stay home. Young people, old people, healthy people, and sick people. Sorry if these measures inconvenience you, but I'm sure 2,2 MILLION deaths from this would inconvenience all of us, even you...and WE are the only thing between what I just described, and something that will still be horrific but with deaths in the high hundred thousands, rather than millions.

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