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'Free Healthcare is Good During a Pandemic': Covid Makes Case for Socialized System, Say Groups

People stay home for survivals sake.
Even getting sick is a luxury most can’t afford…

They need better powered ventilation with heat exchangers in every room in each group facility. That alone would save a lot of lives. Buildings need to be ventilated better in the winter and summer. Spring and fall they can leave windows open more.

I dread what will happen this winter because energy prices will probably rise a lot due to energy export.

The virus looks like a self made entrepreneur that deserves all US respect because of that. A different philosophy indeed…

The notion of Obama’s super majority, simply forking us all into ever greater debt, with Koch’s Heritage Foundation ACA scam to prop-up FIRE & PhARMA sectors, while burying real Universal Healthcare (Yuppie Liberals, Minorities & youth all being silenced… “Obama TRIED his BEST!” Must’ve been Rust Belt Deplorables, who LOVED employer “insurance?” The notion that, given COVID-19, mass unemployment, 45 million about to lose ACA plans and, oh yes… it’s ALL likely to get MUCH worse, with Ohio converting a Convention Center to facilitate evicting essential workers, trickling their equity, up. As mid-America learns loved ones are dying & 9% Creative Class discovers they’ve acquired NO immunity, all could’ve been the only way for DNC to beat Trump? Jeepers, ‘our’ millionaire superdelegates DON’T want to beat Trump? Shazzam!

~https://mobile.twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/1276144447185707010 (pretty much, this entire thread)





I support socialized medicine, but this is terrible data analysis! It seems like an example of looking at data, arriving at a hypothesis to explain that data, and then using that same data to say the hypothesis is true. There was no testing of a link between socialized systems and private health care systems though, just a likely biased sample. Also, as an example of correlation is not causation, what is the explanation for the relationship between socialized systems and lower infection rates? It seems like the link would be between deaths per infection, which if the same nations were used to examine that would lead more strongly to the opposite conclusion drawn here. But isn’t the biggest argument for socialized medicine the decreased cost, increased access, and generally better overall well being? If so, the data to analyze would be the cost and well being of individuals following infection.