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Re: COVID-19 updates

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Thu Feb 13 21:52:04 2020, in response to Re: COVID-19 updates, posted by AlM on Thu Feb 13 15:43:51 2020.

Part of the reason it's expensive is because it's hard to synthesize and thus rare.

This is one of those edge cases where socialized medicine would show a flaw: Under socialized medicine, the well connected will get access first, with little to no chance for a commoner to get it.

In a capitalist system, those who can afford it will get access first. While at first glance this means "It's only for the rich how is this better?!", consider crowdfunding. A commoner who makes a good case can get millions of people to contribute towards their getting the rare life-saving medicine. There's no single politician or bureaucrat denying your application for the medicine; if you convince enough people to give you enough green, you can be saved.


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