There is a never ending battle against medicine and viruses.
And if we want to prosper as a specie we need to always be prepared for the worst and have a plan ready. Thankful enough, scientific community is not resting and they are always in search for the unknown factors that might change our lives for the worst and try to develop the tools that we need to survive. Vaccines that have saved hundred of millions (if not Billions) of lives since they were introduced in our societies. It is only evidence that it should be our first and top priority going forward. Having to force the Global economy to an halt to save lives was a desperate measure but it had to be taken as this time we have fallen victims of our imperfections and disparities as a species We need an agreement that between every state on this planet that Medical Personnel and scientists will get complete freedom of speech and complete independence and have to get the decision making about everything is a public hazard, period. All that would have been easily avoided if we were to act faster and sooner but politics fucked us all in the ass, they tried to get political to save some funds here and there for their big sponsors and this is the result as simple as that this all the truth that can be said about what brought us here.
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Of course I am not going to compare nonsense numbers and GDP values against human life. I understand that our standards of living will drop significantly from the coming recession but I would take that for any single life lost any given day. Money is to serve people and not the other way around.
The next Pandemic.
It is quite evidence that we will be getting more and more pandemics at the years ahead of us. Our priorities should and must be shifted heavily towards pharmaceutical R&D and Scientific research we need to allocate more funds in Emergency Health Infrastructures and also start educating properly personal hygiene at schools. since it seems some people don't learn that at home.
Have you ever stand next to a human in a public place only to suffocate from an essence that was a mixture of ammonia and earl grey tea? People like that should be called out on spot and shamed in public. For real, there is no excuse, "fucking get a bath" should be a social accepted call out. wash your hands don't breathe over other people faces.
Cover your sneeze with your elbow etc.
Ebola virus. Credit: Northumbria University
Replace sex aid with personal hygiene at schools.
Of course you can include sex aid matters as well since that is inside the boarder sense of personal hygiene (HIV is a virus and you will limit the possibility of getting it if you use a condom, voila). Doing songs about washing your hands shouldn't be a thing or commercials and twits about such an important aspect of our life. It should be common knowledge since it is not common sense, which is mind blowing.
The more people we get educated about this kind of staff the less likely we will be getting exponential spreads of viruses.
Sick leave for every time someone gets sick.
You are sick you stay home your employer must pay you, make it so the businesses will be compensated from the government and from the tax payers or force insurance companies to lift that weight if you prefer no government interference on the private sector, since that is their sole purpose of existence to ensure things will work out for you for a fee calculating the risks for them. Risk management is their selling point. Don't cap sick leave at 5 days per year for the love of god.
A virus might need 7-14 days to be properly treated. Fine everyone that accept sick people on their working environment and let the employers sue their employees for putting them in to health risk.
A WHO tool distinguishes which diseases pose the greatest public health risk due to their epidemic potential and/or whether there is no or insufficient countermeasures.
At present, the priority diseases are:
2 Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
3 Ebola virus disease and Marburg virus disease
4 Lassa fever
5 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
6 Nipah and henipaviral diseases
7 Rift Valley fever
9 “Disease X”*
This is not an exhaustive list, nor does it indicate the most likely causes of the next epidemic. WHO reviews and updates this list as needs arise, and methodologies change. Based on the priority diseases, WHO then works to develop R&D roadmaps for each one.