Time magazine informs us
Pandemic diseases have a way of revealing our vulnerabilities in quick order. Already we have been humbled by the virus’s exploitation of our fragmented health-care system, as families without insurance overwhelm emergency rooms, schools flounder without nurses, and people without a sick-leave option choose between going to work with a raging fever or getting fired. At the University of Washington, some 2,000 students have reported having H1N1 symptoms. At Emory University in Atlanta, sick kids are relocated to a dorm dubbed Club Swine.
Only universal health care – especially as proposed by the Obama administration – could have prevented this catastrophe!
Except that probably few of those students actually have the flu, but rather those ubiquitous “flu-like symptoms” stoked by panic purveyors like, well, Time magazine.