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Fell Behind on Health Care

Posted 12/31/20

To the Editor: Opponents of reforming our health-care system, particularly going to a single-payer, largely base their opinion on the belief that the U.S. has the best medical care in the world. Unfortunately, there is ample reason to doubt that premise.

Recently, medical researchers in the U.K. discovered a new, more-virulent strain of the COVID-19 virus. While that in itself proves nothing, it raised the question why U.K. researchers made this finding before ours could, especially considering that we now know this strain is here.

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