Pneumonic Plague & Medicare For All

Thom plus logo Medicare For All is a national security and public health issue, and Democrats need to start marketing it that way.

Imagine there was something as contagious as the flu, that spread the same way the flu does, but killed more than 95% of the people who get it unless they get immediate antibiotic treatment. That disease exists, and has now infected five people in China, two currently in a hospital in Beijing.

It's the same "Black Plague" germ, Yersinia pestis, that wiped out a third to half of all of Europeans in the 14th century. But the new airborne form of it can be transmitted with a sneeze and no longer requires a rat with fleas. It's called pneumonic plague, and we are the only country in the developed world without a national healthcare system to deal with the possibility of an outbreak. It's time to change that.

-Thom

Comments

Dingodick's picture
Dingodick 10 weeks 13 hours ago
#1

Please look at PBS last night with the interview with Nick Sheffren. He addressed the missile system that was given to Ukraine. He talked about that missile system the U.S. provided needs a security key to be used on the frontline. That security code has been issued. These missile have not been activated. They are useless to the Ukrainian army.

Dingodick's picture
Dingodick 10 weeks 13 hours ago
#2

Please look at PBS last night with the interview with Nick Sheffren. He addressed the missile system that was given to Ukraine. He talked about that missile system the U.S. provided needs a security key to be used on the frontline. That security code has been issued. These missile have not been activated. They are useless to the Ukrainian army.

Trump and His Billionaire Buddies Plot to Destroy Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

Thom plus logo Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are officially in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, and they intend to go after them this year.

Latest Headlines

Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

There were conflicting reports on Sunday regarding a recent proposal for United States-North Korea peace talks which was allegedly made before North Korea"s recent nuclear test

U.K. Pound Falls As Markets Get Brexit Jitters

Bloomberg said on Monday the pound had sustained its biggest fall against the dollar in 11 months

Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution

Hillary Clinton believes both Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz "missed the mark" with their approach to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict
From Screwed:
"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine
From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy