It was just reported that the first Ebola victim discovered in the US is being treated in Dallas Texas. It is imperative that information flow freely around this situation. Keep the response open sourced. Let people track developments closely. I am sure developers at this very moment are working on applications which will help people avoid the virus.
Why is no one in the mainstream media covering this? Could it be that pharma doesn’t want it covered? Possible.
I look at it this way. Put yourself in the shoes of whoever makes the call to announce to the public that Ebola is now a problem which people need to concern themselves with in the United States.
The individual is now an antiquated notion in medicine. Doctors are increasingly encouraged to manage the health of “populations.” The individual in an Obamacare world is less important. You are now part of a school of “fish.” If a few go belly up or are lost to sharks, well that’s the way it is.
The American Medical Association claims to represent doctors. But it is very much part of the crony coalition which put together the broad outlines of Obamacare in meetings inside the White House. In return for going along with the government, the association receives most of its funding from a medical coding monopoly granted and protected by the Department of Health and Human Services.
It was already pretty dim for anyone who understands how insurance works. I used to be an insurance underwriter (property and casualty, not health) and I’ve been wondering since the beginning how anyone thought Obamacare was going to work. The risk size versus the pool of insureds doesn’t make sense. If insurance companies can’t adjust for risk (which for the most part they can’t under Obamacare) what bizarro mathematics is going to save this ill-conceived juggernaut of bureaucratic bull?
Give the government an inch and it will take your whole medical history. The managers are dying to get their hands on your health information and they’ve almost got it, without a warrant, without worrying about HIPPA, so long as there is a government declared “health emergency” which could be a flu outbreak.
This guy gets it. Plant a garden this spring, even a tiny one. It really is a revolutionary act.
As we have said many times the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry are partners. This superb video examines this partnership, crony capitalism in general, and why it is that self interested trade typically benefits society as a whole.