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Monday, July 27, 2009

Obamacare precursor: Pregnant Scot with H1N1 goes to Sweden due to NHS' lack of proper facilities

So, speaking of a national health care plan...
please click Fri 24 July News at Noon Part 2,
and see the reality of the current NHS
URL: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1529573111?bclid=30437470001&bctid=30621718001



This topic starts at 4:10, following news re
Norwich North by-election won by Conservative
Chloe Smith, now the youngest MP, who received
twice as many votes as her Labour opponent,
Ostrowski, who was, himself, selected by the party
to replace popular Labour MP Ian Gibson,
who was embroiled in the Expenses scandal
as a result of letting his daughter stay at a home,
rent-free, that U.K. taxpayers were actually paying
for.

And for good measure, substitute candidate
Ostrowski caught Swine Flu, and was unable
to campaign the last few days!
When it rains, it pours!

The bigger story is the completely inadequate number
of intensive care beds in the U.K. for victims of H1N1
-esp. units for children- and most particularly in the
SE and SW of England, as well as in the Midlands.

And the National Pandemic Flu Service website was
crashing just hours after being put up, after 100,000
people in the U.K. reported symptoms last week,
twice the number of the previous week.

If you let the segment roll on, you'll come to the
very well-produced report from the previous night,
including comparisons to the flu of 1969,
before anti-virals were available, that resulted in
30,000 deaths in the U.K.

To see their take on Obama's health care plan
and the ads using British doctors and patients
complaining about care under the NHS.



After seeing it, perhaps you'll better appreciate
why I try to watch Channel Four everyday,
or catch up on segments I missed on rainy Saturdays
like this past weekend, when I thought that I'd
be down on South Beach with some friends,
instead of staring at my computer and listening
to the Cards-Phillies game in the background,
after my friends canceled our plans.

See: http://www.channel4.com/news/

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