catjones

Supporters
  • Content count

    3,013
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1,353 Awesome

About catjones

Profile Information

  • Location Cologne
  • Nationality British
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1955
  1.   While Israel is technically a "country" it might be more accurate to compare it to a US state.    
  2.   The irony is that the lawsuit was filed against the HOSPITAL in which they work. Don't get vaccinated?  You're fired.  Seems pretty clear to me. I don't think my expectation of having medical services provided by vaccinated staff is even close to unreasonable.   While not on this thread, but a segue nonetheless, is the notion that I refuse to return to my office workplace and demand to work remotely.
  3.   Any family that does not recognize Mental Illness in their children lack basic parental capacities.  If the children's separation from other kids results in " inpatient Psychiatric treatment", that extreme treatment should trigger a call to whatever "Children and Family Services" are called in Germany for further investigation.
  4.   Typical response when it's not your money being spent. Maybe you should thank the country that spent billions on the COVID research and development and distribution that the world has benefitted from instead of sniping condescension.
  5. Not sure if there will be any internet restrictions, but these are brief insights: What COVID Survivors Know   https://www.chicagomag.com/chicago-magazine/may-2021/what-covid-survivors-know/
  6. American tax money..I'm sure some will say, too little too late or not enough. US to buy 500 million Covid vaccine doses for the world https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57416519
  7. It may be awhile.  Part 1
  8. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Not sure if this Wall Street Journal video will play, but it discusses XPeng and it's use of lidar.  If you chart the stock price of XPEV vs NIO, they are almost coincident. https://www.wsj.com/video/xpeng-vs-tesla-the-race-for-the-best-ev-tech/A45C8337-ECBE-46A3-8828-9A7BC84614FE.html
  9.   Well, that's a sad statement. The few doctors I've had in the past were all associated with a hospital (ie. on staff).  I reckoned the hospital had done the due diligence for me and had more to lose if they employed someone who couldn't/wouldn't return a constant revenue stream because of ineptitude or poor reputation.
  10.   and below is the Washington Post rebuttal to your quoted study giving it three Pinocchio's.  Taking a sample and extrapolating conclusions is always a perilous approach.  In your study, if a person had accumulated overwhelming personal debt and additionally had a hospitalization bill, they would be included in your result.   “Based on our estimate of 4 percent of bankruptcy filings per year and the approximately 800,000 bankruptcy filings per year, our number would be much closer to something on the order of 30,000-50,000 bankruptcies caused by a hospitalization,” one of the co-authors of the NEJM study, economist Raymond Kluender of Harvard Business School, wrote in an email.   Craig Garthwaite, a health-care policy expert in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, said the study was flawed. “It’s basically saying that if you go bankrupt and you have medical debt, that’s the cause of your bankruptcy,” he said. “That’s not the way you can do this kind of analysis.” He added: “Rather than looking at a sample of people who go bankrupt and see how many have medical debt, look at a sample of a bunch of people who have medical debt, and how many of them go bankrupt. And that gives you an idea of causality.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/28/sanderss-flawed-statistic-medical-bankruptcies-year/
  11.   When it comes to Healthcare, there are as many anecdotes as there are patients.  The range of deductibles is is as varied as there are health insurance policies.  If you or I want to prove a point, we can find an example that supports our case...it's easy.   When you say "rural" what you really mean is "demographically unsupportable".  Doctors are a business and doctors have expenses.  If there are not enough patients (for whatever reason) the doctor will go broke or go elsewhere.  The result is not the absence of healthcare, but the distance to healthcare.    
  12. Do younger adults use forum?

    The irony is that (probably) the boards and other technologies were created by the boomers.
  13.   The highlights from the commonwealth "study" are ludicrous.   Americans had fewer physician visits than peers in most countries, which may be related to a low supply of physicians in the U.S. Could it possibly be that Europeans (because of "free" healthcare) are overusing medical services for just about every minor condition (as mentioned over and over again on TT) including a "note from my doctor"?  I hear, over and over again, about the long waits for medical services/surgeries in the EU.  Any of my US friends get those services almost as soon as can be scheduled.  Believe me, there is not a "low supply" of physicians.   Americans use some expensive technologies, such as MRIs, and specialized procedures, such as hip replacements, more often than our peers. That's because these technologies are more available than "your peers".  MRIs save lives.  Why would you disparage their use?  Makes zero sense.   Compared to peer nations, the U.S. has among the highest number of hospitalizations from preventable causes and the highest rate of avoidable deaths. And these vague generalizations are "scientific"? The whole article is a hit piece.   Regarding dental care....do you really want to make that comparison?   Here are the COVID Death Rates in the US and EU over the past 61 weeks.  I'll take my chances in the US.
  14. Do younger adults use forum?

    Boomers will leave more wealth to their offspring than any generation before.