|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 71):|
Given that all babies born in Mexico and points south get BCG, few are actually carrying transmissible disease
Sounds like Mexico is ahead of the US in some areas of medicine. Oooops!
Must be difficult for those who believe that the US has the best medicine in the world. Oooops!
|Quoting Slider (Reply 76):|
We should protect our borders, keep our citizens safe from basic harm from diseases that are brought in unchecked.
The first step in protecting citizens would be a core level universal health care program that will catch problems already in the community before it gets bad.
Then we need to reverse the cuts to health care from sequestration. My wife's oncologist & her partners had to sell their private clinic to a local hospital because of those sequestration cuts. We see the ignorance of sequestration every day without knowing it. In medicine it can get pretty bad. Maybe we need to first spend more money in medical conditions that are killing more Americans than Ebola. There is a long list.
The risks of Ebola in the US is trivial when compared to the damage caused by drunk drivers. Want to protect the citizens? Start with laws both allowing and demanding random stops and breath tests. That can save more lives that Ebola will even begin to take.
Well, I just finished a cruise with She Who Must Be Obeyed. We drove through Dallas to get to the ship, and again while returning home. No telling how close we got to that hospital.
And the Carnival ship involved in the "Mexican Rejection" was tied up right in front of our ship. Just a 2 minute walk away. We also saw the ship in Cozumel and it was tied up right in front of us (AGAIN!) when we returned. To make matters worse, we had a pax on board who required hospitalization so we had to kick up the speed from Jamaica to get back to Galveston ASAP. And we don't know what the medical problem was. Golly, gee, this is one dangerous world. Think I should be worried?