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  • SPQR
  • Super Waygook

    • 337

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Canada
PBS News Hour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B1Y2kUcA4g   About 3 minutes into the broadcast.

Now other countries are emulating Korea in their fight:

https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/lessons-from-south-koreas-covid-19-outbreak-the-good-bad-and-ugly/

South Korea’s SOP essentially calls for five steps: an aggressive and transparent information
campaign, high volume testing, quarantine of infected individuals, treatment of those in need,
and disinfection of contaminated environments.


I don't know why some "advanced" western countries are behind on this.  Maybe in the US
people are charged to get tested.  I don't know, but if I was poor in the US there is NO WAY
I would want to get hospitalized if I was going to get nailed with some exorbitant bill.


  • gogators!
  • The Legend

    • 3911

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
He's not the only one wondering about this. Thankfully the Dem-led House is acting on a bill to help people out economically.

BTW, Jared Kushner has now been tasked with dealing with the coronavirus. He's getting his info from a Facebook group.


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

    • 4118

    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Because Mitt, you spent the last how many decades fighting for a “every man for himself free market” healthcare system, where anyone not wealthy enough to afford healthcare is basically left to die...or go bankrupt.

Well, you got exactly what you wished for. Now you’re wondering why you can’t be more like a country with a socialised and integrated healthcare system?

Bellend  :laugh: :laugh:


  • gogators!
  • The Legend

    • 3911

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Because Mitt, you spent the last how many decades fighting for a “every man for himself free market” healthcare system, where anyone not wealthy enough to afford healthcare is basically left to die...or go bankrupt.

Well, you got exactly what you wished for. Now you’re wondering why you can’t be more like a country with a socialised and integrated healthcare system?

Bellend  :laugh: :laugh:
IIRC the Massachusetts system put into place while he was governor was a model for the Affordable Care Act.


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

    • 4118

    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Yep, you’re absolutely correct. He then spent years demonising the ACA, saying it wasn’t meant to go national among other things.

Even then, the way the ACA runs right now, still gives power to insurance companies and big pharma. People with insurance still have to pay out of pocket costs for treatment, and people in red states have to pay extortionate premiums (another “free market” idea meant to cripple the ACA)...before we start talking about the current administration’s policy attacks on the ACA.

And now Mitt wants to replace the ACA...but isn’t telling anyone what with.

Verdict: an even bigger bellend than previously thought.


  • fka
  • Super Waygook

    • 315

    • September 05, 2019, 06:37:44 pm
    • Seoul
Hospital beds per 1000 people:

1. Japan - 13.05
2. South Korea - 12.27
10. France - 5.98
19. China - 4.34
21. Australia - 3.84
26. Italy - 3.18
32. United States - 2.77

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_OECD_countries_by_hospital_beds


As an aside, I was in the US from early February until earlier this week, and spent a significant portion of that time listening to my parents' generation criticizing America's "overreaction" to COVID-19 and the "crazy" socialism of Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All plan.


  • L I
  • The Legend

    • 4241

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Korea’s average length of hospital stay per patient was 18.5 days, the longest among OECD countries except for Japan

http://www.koreabiomed.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=6145

Long hospital stays = more beds needed.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 3196

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Because Mitt, you spent the last how many decades fighting for a “every man for himself free market” healthcare system, where anyone not wealthy enough to afford healthcare is basically left to die...or go bankrupt.

Well, you got exactly what you wished for. Now you’re wondering why you can’t be more like a country with a socialised and integrated healthcare system?

Bellend  :laugh: :laugh:


  • hangook77
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1490

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Mitt Romney wonders why he isn't President.