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The Dismantled State Takes on a Pandemic | The New Republic
It didn’t occur to the right that a more terrifying series of words than “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help” would turn out to be “I’m from the government, and I guess I anticipated that the private sector would have engaged.”
cdc  coronavirus  covid19  politics  republicans  us-politics  pandemics  government 
22 days ago by jm
Coronavirus in China: The most important lessons from China’s Covid-19 response - Vox
Here, again, is where I’ve seen things starting to break down. What I’ve been told is if you think you’ve been exposed and have a fever, call your [general practitioner]. We’ve got to be better than that. If we are going to use our GPs — do they have an emergency line where you can get through? Do they know what to do?

In China, they have set up a giant network of fever hospitals. In some areas, a team can go to you and swab you and have an answer for you in four to seven hours. But you’ve got to be set up — speed is everything.
covid19  coronavirus  china  hospitals  healthcare  medicine  pandemics 
4 weeks ago by jm

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