Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Defeatism of America's Health-care

 Back in July 2020 the Socialist Standard drew attention to the militarisation of many American police forces, turning them into heavily armed and equipped paramilitaries.

Left-wing commentator, Laura Flanders, once again draws attention to this development in an article on the Consortium News website.

But she compares this with the very obvious lack of commitment to "militarise" health-care and extend the medical services provided for veterans to the civilian population. 

The media indulges in many military metaphors in the "war" against Covid but fails to reach the logical conclusion that to defeat the virus enemy means putting the health servoces of America on to a "war-footing" with "military-grade" medical treatments. 

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