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  •  hopsitals R da last place I'd be (2+ / 0-)
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    seriously... who the hell would go to a hospital during a flu pandemic? you'd have to be rather foolish.

    anyways, i personally think that we need a few government controlled pharmaceutical manufacturing plants.  otherwise, we'll never be able to adequately bargain with companies to reduce the price of their meds. Especially during a flu pandemic (ala 1918), we'd have no guarantee that private companies (especially, those in other countries) would even sell us vaccines or medicines, and of course stocks would run out quickly and we'd be just another customer in line.

    •  If you can't talk cause you can't breathe (0+ / 0-)

      That's when I go to the ER. IV antibiotics and oxygen (and in my case asthma meds) are necessary and only available in a hospital.
      Flu epidemic or not, people who are deathly ill need hospital care.

      born in a poverty pocket, die in one

      by peggy on Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 09:32:07 AM PST

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