"As governors and local leaders around the country are making clear, private efforts without more extensive government support are proving far from sufficient to meet the current and anticipated needs."
This is why the U.S. has so quickly become the center of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When a global pandemic strikes, the private-sector austerity model simply falls apart.
With prices rising, supplies lacking, and healthcare officials working endlessly, the importance of vital medical equipment should not be negotiable.
"It just goes to the history of Cuba’s deep and long-lasting commitment to humanitarian solidarity with other countries.”
“First we’re going to run out of masks, and then we’re going to run out of doctors and nurses, because they’ll become sick.”
The cost of healthcare doesn’t just protect the patient, but potentially it protects all of us from the spread of disease. Paying that cost should be a matter of social importance.