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"...Michele Usuelli, a doctor and regional councillor for the small, leftwing party, Più Europa, pins much of the blame on politics and healthcare mismanagement. He said Lombardy’s fate began to be charted out in the late 1990s when the Italian government decentralised healthcare, giving regions more autonomy."

"At the same time, the privatisation of healthcare became more prevalent. Although other regions continued to mostly maintain the public health system, a succession of Lombardy governors, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia between 1995 and 2013, and Matteo Salvini’s far-right League since then, allowed the private and public systems to compete for funds based on efficiency."

"Even though Lombardy developed one of the most enviable healthcare systems in Italy, the strategy left private firms free to invest in areas of care that made more money, inevitably leading to a reduction of beds in the public system and leaving the region less equipped to meet all types of health needs."

Via Why was Lombardy hit harder than Italy's other regions?

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #Italy #Lombardy #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #capitalism
 
Quote of note:

"...Michele Usuelli, a doctor and regional councillor for the small, leftwing party, Più Europa, pins much of the blame on politics and healthcare mismanagement. He said Lombardy’s fate began to be charted out in the late 1990s when the Italian government decentralised healthcare, giving regions more autonomy."

"At the same time, the privatisation of healthcare became more prevalent. Although other regions continued to mostly maintain the public health system, a succession of Lombardy governors, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia between 1995 and 2013, and Matteo Salvini’s far-right League since then, allowed the private and public systems to compete for funds based on efficiency."

"Even though Lombardy developed one of the most enviable healthcare systems in Italy, the strategy left private firms free to invest in areas of care that made more money, inevitably leading to a reduction of beds in the public system and leaving the region less equipped to meet all types of health needs."

Via Why was Lombardy hit harder than Italy's other regions?

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #Italy #Lombardy #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #capitalism
 
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"I'm an NHS doctor – and I've had enough of people clapping for me"


The health service is not a charity and it is not staffed by heroes. It has been run into the ground by successive governments.

I work for the NHS as a doctor.
- I don’t work “on the frontline” because there isn’t one.
- I’m not in the army and we aren’t engaged in military combat.

But I do work as a consultant on a ward where we have had Covid-19, and colleagues of mine have been very unwell. The requirement to be constantly vigilant and to manage the infection risk makes work more difficult, more stressful, and at times more tragic.

It would, however, be nice to:
  • Have clarity about many things, from testing to isolation to proper use of personal protective equipment ( #PPE ).
  • Work in an adequately funded NHS, staffed by people listened to by the government.
  • To see appropriate remuneration for the low-paid staff holding the service together.
  • To see that the value of immigrants to the NHS is appreciated.
  • To have a health service integrated with a functioning social care service.
More from this doctor at:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/21/nhs-doctor-enough-people-clapping

#ToryLiesCostLives #SaveOurNHS #NHS #BorisTheButcher #HandsOffOurNHS #TradeDeal #Healthcare #UK #Healthcare4All #Austerity #AusterityKills #BorisTheLiar #BorisTheCoward #ToryLies #ToriesOut #BorisOut #BorisResign #doctors #clapping
 
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"I'm an NHS doctor – and I've had enough of people clapping for me"


The health service is not a charity and it is not staffed by heroes. It has been run into the ground by successive governments.

I work for the NHS as a doctor.
- I don’t work “on the frontline” because there isn’t one.
- I’m not in the army and we aren’t engaged in military combat.

But I do work as a consultant on a ward where we have had Covid-19, and colleagues of mine have been very unwell. The requirement to be constantly vigilant and to manage the infection risk makes work more difficult, more stressful, and at times more tragic.

It would, however, be nice to:
  • Have clarity about many things, from testing to isolation to proper use of personal protective equipment ( #PPE ).
  • Work in an adequately funded NHS, staffed by people listened to by the government.
  • To see appropriate remuneration for the low-paid staff holding the service together.
  • To see that the value of immigrants to the NHS is appreciated.
  • To have a health service integrated with a functioning social care service.
More from this doctor at:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/21/nhs-doctor-enough-people-clapping

#ToryLiesCostLives #SaveOurNHS #NHS #BorisTheButcher #HandsOffOurNHS #TradeDeal #Healthcare #UK #Healthcare4All #Austerity #AusterityKills #BorisTheLiar #BorisTheCoward #ToryLies #ToriesOut #BorisOut #BorisResign #doctors #clapping
 
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Norway Is Closed: PM Takes Drastic Measures to Stop Coronavirus


The Norwegian Prime Minister announced the most drastic set of measures ever seen outside of wartime in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Millions of Norwegians and foreigners living in or visiting Norway will be impacted by a drastic set of measures announced by Erna Solberg today. Norway is essentially shutting itself down for two weeks, in a bid to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norway-is-closed-coronavirus/

#Norway #COVID19 #Coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #PublicHealth #PublicSafety #pandemic #epidemic #NotTheFlu #lockdown #quarantine #medical #HealthCare
 
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Norway Is Closed: PM Takes Drastic Measures to Stop Coronavirus


The Norwegian Prime Minister announced the most drastic set of measures ever seen outside of wartime in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Millions of Norwegians and foreigners living in or visiting Norway will be impacted by a drastic set of measures announced by Erna Solberg today. Norway is essentially shutting itself down for two weeks, in a bid to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norway-is-closed-coronavirus/

#Norway #COVID19 #Coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #PublicHealth #PublicSafety #pandemic #epidemic #NotTheFlu #lockdown #quarantine #medical #HealthCare
 

Why homeopathy is successful despite scientific contradiction


He believed that if medicine was to move from sequential delusions towards effective truth, then we should not just look at why each successive medical theory was wrong, but to come up with general reasons why doctors and their patients continually make mistakes about what is effective and what is not.

People inevitably seek treatments when symptoms are at their worst. It is equally inevitable that we will subsequently have better days, even if our chosen treatment was ineffective. Jumping to conclusions, based on simple experiences of treatments, can quickly lead us to error. This point may appear trivial, and yet it is the foundation for belief in all superstitious and pseudo-scientific treatments.

Such a notion of dilution resulting in larger effects is counter to our everyday understanding of the world. You do not make coffee stronger by diluting it. You do not get drunk on shandy. Because all homeopathic remedies are essentially identically inert pills, homeopaths are free to make remedies from any and all substances no matter how poisonous, harmless or daft. On Ainsworths sales site, you can buy remedies made from Asbestos, Positronium, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brillo Pad and Twiglets. You are not told about such remedies on public blog posts because you are not in the cult and you are still freely thinking.

Sure, why not try some asbestos pills, they will surely cure you soon. Or vanish you from the earth, which may be called a cure as well, depending on who you ask.
#Science #Homeopathy #SnakeOilVendors #Quacks #Evolution #Devolution #Degeneracy #Health #Healthcare #Medicine #Pharmaceuticals #Natural #Confusion #StateOfConfusion
Why is Homeopathy Successful?
 

Why homeopathy is successful despite scientific contradiction


He believed that if medicine was to move from sequential delusions towards effective truth, then we should not just look at why each successive medical theory was wrong, but to come up with general reasons why doctors and their patients continually make mistakes about what is effective and what is not.

People inevitably seek treatments when symptoms are at their worst. It is equally inevitable that we will subsequently have better days, even if our chosen treatment was ineffective. Jumping to conclusions, based on simple experiences of treatments, can quickly lead us to error. This point may appear trivial, and yet it is the foundation for belief in all superstitious and pseudo-scientific treatments.

Such a notion of dilution resulting in larger effects is counter to our everyday understanding of the world. You do not make coffee stronger by diluting it. You do not get drunk on shandy. Because all homeopathic remedies are essentially identically inert pills, homeopaths are free to make remedies from any and all substances no matter how poisonous, harmless or daft. On Ainsworths sales site, you can buy remedies made from Asbestos, Positronium, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brillo Pad and Twiglets. You are not told about such remedies on public blog posts because you are not in the cult and you are still freely thinking.

Sure, why not try some asbestos pills, they will surely cure you soon. Or vanish you from the earth, which may be called a cure as well, depending on who you ask.
#Science #Homeopathy #SnakeOilVendors #Quacks #Evolution #Devolution #Degeneracy #Health #Healthcare #Medicine #Pharmaceuticals #Natural #Confusion #StateOfConfusion
Why is Homeopathy Successful?
 
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