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With regards to a response to pandemics such as bird flu apothecary tells us:
‘And now if we apply a scenario of a mass pandemic, one can deduce that without nationalizing healthcare we run the risk of not being prepared to effectively treat all of our citizens equally and only makes a bad situation worse,’
There are 15 types of bird, or avian, flu. The most contagious strains, which are usually fatal in birds, are H5 and H7. The type currently causing concern is the deadly strain H5N1, which can prove fatal to humans.’
No specific treatment
a. Avoidance of contact between poultry and wild birds, particularly waterfowl
b. Avoidance of the introduction of birds of unkown health status into a flock
c. Control of human traffic
d. Proper cleaning and disinfection procedures
e. Practice an “all in-all out” system in the poultry farm
a. Slaughtering of all birds
b. Disposal of carcasses and all poultry products
c. Cleaning and disinfection
d. Allow at least 21 days before restocking
en.wikipedia.org..." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow"> Source 4‘Although some view healthcare from an economic perspective as being no different from other products or services, others believe it has many characteristics that encourage government intervention or regulation……Healthcare professionals are bound by law and their oaths of service to provide lifesaving treatment.’
Source 5 ‘Social security healthcare model, where workers and their families are insured by the State. Publicly funded healthcare model, where the residents of the country are insured by the State. Sickness insurance model, where the whole population or most of the population is a member of a sickness insurance company.’
In almost every country with a government health care system a parallel private system is allowed to operate. This is sometimes referred to as two-tier health care. The scale, extent, and funding of these private systems is very variable.