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Tue Apr 27, 2021, 05:58 PM

George Takei for the win


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George Takei
@GeorgeTakei
Vaccines, delivered free and to everyone, are a good example of how universal health care could work if we had the will and the heart to enact it.

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Reply George Takei for the win (Original post)
soothsayer Apr 2021 OP
Xavier Breath Apr 2021 #1
Goonch Apr 2021 #2
sorcrow Apr 2021 #7
tiptonic Apr 2021 #18
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 2021 #3
Evolve Dammit Apr 2021 #6
Fritz Walter Apr 2021 #15
niyad Apr 2021 #4
Mad Kirrua Apr 2021 #5
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #8
murielm99 Apr 2021 #13
BlueBassLines Apr 2021 #9
Passenger Apr 2021 #10
UpInArms Apr 2021 #11
dsc Apr 2021 #12
Wounded Bear Apr 2021 #14
tiptonic Apr 2021 #16
soothsayer Apr 2021 #17

Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:01 PM

1. K & R.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:05 PM

2. Here's a novel delivery method for the Anti-Vaxxers

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Response to Goonch (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:15 PM

7. Nice

And it provides for social distancing as well.

Best regards,
Sorghum Crow

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Response to Goonch (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 05:55 PM

18. Wow

Wow great idea.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:09 PM

3. We have the will and heart

 

Problem is republicans are psychopaths and have no heart and their will is directed at harming and abusing other people.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 07:52 PM

6. well said

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 03:56 PM

15. And let's not forget the health insurance lobby

They are petrified that their obscene profit margins would disappear. No to mention the value of their stocks.

Before I was eligible for Medicare a couple years ago, I had to take on a part-time job just to pay the outrageous monthly premiums for shitty coverage (enormous co-pays, limited provider network (in an HMO, doncha’ know)).

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:36 PM

4. KNR

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 07:48 PM

5. Oh, My!

 

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:18 PM

8. You bet, George!

I can't tell you how big a booster of universal health care I am. It keeps me in Canada, when I might otherwise move, at least part time, to WNY.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:30 AM

13. My daughter lives in Toronto.

The vaccine situation there has been poor. Trudeau offered to send the Red Cross to Ontario to help with vaccine administration. Ford turned him down.

My daughter thought she would not be eligible to sign up until this summer. Not even to get on a list!

She is getting her first does this evening. Her husband, who is a year younger than her, has not been able to sign up yet. He will, as soon as he can.

From what she tells me, we are doing better here than in Canada.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:47 PM

9. The only reason the vaccines have been free

is because the lines on the economic "graphs are low and we can't have that".

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:48 PM

10. Loved him in the old days ...

 

... love him even more these days.

A real hero.

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Response to Passenger (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:55 AM

11. Welcome to DU!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 09:19 AM

12. He has some point but I will say that we are in the top three for vaccines with our for profit

system. Only Israel and the UK are comparable and by some metrics we are doing better than either of them. The great public systems of France, Germany and Scandanavia have been disasters in terms of vaccination. One big reason is we out bid the EU.

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Response to dsc (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 02:54 PM

14. With heavy gov't subsidies and incentives...

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 05:37 PM

16. So True

If only we could break up big pharma, the insurance companies, for profit health care and the campaign 'contributions', for politicians. We can only dream, I guess.

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Response to tiptonic (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 05:39 PM

17. Maybe a lightbulb will go on

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