The Daily Populous

Sunday February 16th, 2020 morning edition

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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday applauded a new study published today by a team of epidemiologists in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, which found that Medicare for All will save Americans $450 billion and prevent 68,000 unnecessary deaths each and every year.

“This study confirms that Medicare for All will save the American people $450 billion on health care costs and will prevent 68,000 unnecessary deaths – each and every year,” Sanders said.

“In other words, guaranteeing health care as a human right by creating a Medicare for All system will cost substantially less than our current dysfunctional health care system.

It will save working class families thousands of dollars and it will prevent tens of thousands of Americans from dying each year.

While the CEOs in the pharmaceutical and health insurance industry may not like it, we will end their greed and enact Medicare for All when I am president.”.

A single-payer, universal health care system in the U.S. would save >68,000 lives and more than $450 billion annually, writes YSPH Prof. Alison Galvani and colleagues in the current issue of The Lancet.

The study also debunks several attacks on Medicare for All from the private health care industry that made well over $100 billion in profits last year. »

Trump defends China's alleged cover-up of coronavirus victims

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Donald Trump has launched an extraordinary defence of China’s alleged attempts to cover-up the extent of the spread of coronavirus.

Asked by conservative commentator Geraldo Rivera if China was telling the truth about coronavirus, Mr Trump said: “Well you never know.

Most victims have been in mainland China along with one each in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and Spain. »

Improving the prognosis of health care in the USA

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Efforts are ongoing to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would exacerbate health-care inequities.

By contrast, a universal system, such as that proposed in the Medicare for All Act, has the potential to transform the availability and efficiency of American health-care services.

Furthermore, we estimate that ensuring health-care access for all Americans would save more than 68 000 lives and 1·73 million life-years every year compared with the status quo. »

Love Island host took her own life at London home

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The former Love Island host was discovered at her east London home on Saturday morning.

"Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.".

In December, Caroline announced she was leaving her job on Love Island just days before she was due to fly out to South Africa to host the first ever Winter Series. »

To Tame Coronavirus, Mao-Style Social Control Blankets China

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The goal: to keep hundreds of millions of people away from everyone but their closest kin.

Housing complexes in some cities have issued the equivalents of paper hall passes to regulate how often residents leave their homes.

Train stations block people from entering cities if they cannot prove they live or work there. »