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  1. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 20 hours ago

    O brought it here

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    @4my10851cs

    Did you catch it yet?

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 16 hours ago

    Oh, no! What’s The Famous Free Market doing now the Country is confronted by a truly, potentially international health crisis?
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    Why, The Famous Free Market is down in Texas trying to turn the National Highway system into toll roads. Obviously.
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  4. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, about 15 hours ago

    What not enough bodies for germ fodder?

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 14 hours ago

    Ha ha. Let’s hope that a few years from now, looking back at the present situation, all the flippant cartoons and comments on these sites aren’t in hideous bad taste as we’re in the midst of a full-blown crisis .

  6. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    David Brooks had a commentary on the problem of effective control of epidemics such as ebola. Funny thing, even he, a good conservative, recognizes that large government organizations are more effective than pieced-together uncoordinated nongovernmental organizations.

  7. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 9 hours ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Which conservatives are objecting to our involvement in the ebola crisis?

  8. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    @dzw3030

    You conservatives posting on this site have repeatedly assured me that such activities should be carried out by charitable organizations, not by the government. So I guess the answer is you guys here (among others, as I assume you don’t all come up with the same ideas independently).

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Your average American is sitting smugly at his kitchen table thinking “It’s killing THOSE people over THERE; why should I care? Don’t bother spending one red cent of my tax money on it.”

    And guaranteed, when it comes over HERE, and he’s standing over the body of his son on a hospital bed, he’ll be the first to scream “WHY DIDN’T SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING?!”.

  10. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 6 hours ago

    The problem is when certain segments of a country’s population don’t have access to proper health care. It might be too expensive, too hard to access, too embarrassing to discuss, or carry a stigma according to the type of disease. So things don’t get treated, or are treated at home with inappropriate over the counter remedies.
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    Meanwhile, the condition gets worse, and multiple people are exposed. You are certainly aware that increasing numbers of people are suspicious of vaccinations. And so, it seems, the old diseases previously thought under control and breaking forth again: TB, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria.
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    Then, too, if diseases are treated thoughtlessly by bombarding them with the latest drugs, resistant strains inevitably develop. Wealthier people can afford the drugs, but then bootleg supplies filter through and saturate the population beyond the thoughtful planning and control of medical authorities.
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    And so there are population pools in which diseases can thrive and increase. It has been called Third-worldization. It can happen in the First Worlds, too.
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    Cities in which the above untreated populations comprise large enough numbers are vulnerable. Interaction between privileged citizens and citizens under-privileged in regard to health care is unavoidable. Some diseases are relatively quick, like Ebola. But some are slow and insidious, like AIDS.
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    What infectious disease might be brewing right now in the human herd?
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    We’re all in this together. To microbes, millionaires and “bums” taste about alike.
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    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/article/Issues-in-Science-Technology/17780976.html

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 hours ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Are you always so hostile to anyone that asked a simple question? I didn’t make any political comment, just asked for information. If you don’t know any specifics, just say so. Nobody is going to throw rocks if you don’t know.

  12. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    @dzw3030

    A. Your question was political. It is disingenuous to pretend otherwise.
    B. My point was that a conservative, i.e., David Brooks was advocating for major government involvement in health care and health programs. This is not the usual conservative position. But then David Brooks is not your usual conservative. I happen to respect his view in many ways, even when I disagree with his conclusions.
    C. The thrust of my comment was not about conservative pundits per se but about the general position held by many conservatives about the appropriate functions of government.

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