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Preventing The Next Panic

Sars cov 19

This post is far off from the usual ranting in this space, on a topic for which I have little expertise. So, it is probably more incoherent than usual. You have been warned.

In watching all the news about the Corona virus, it strikes me that there is much wrong with the health care system in US. Things that have much less to do with the cost than about how we spend the money in the first place.

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The Traditional and The Modern

Today was another where we got to see multiple sides of China and I’ve had a hard time picking two shots to represent the day. I’m on my third 64gb memory card so it will take a while after we get back to sort through all the images and post some sets.

Anyway, during one of our walks this morning we passed through a market with stalls offering the raw ingredients for traditional medical treatments, like these dried sea horses. Probably no coincidence the market was right next to a hospital. Our guide said that most people in the country still depend on home brew remedies since the health system cannot handle the demand.

Then here’s another side of Guangzhou, the opera house in which the choir I’m traveling with performed last night. Looks a little like a space craft out of any number of scifi movies or TV shows. And it’s very low profile compared to the surrounding buildings which, as in all the cities we’ve visited, are massive and don’t skimp on the LED lights. BTW, you can catch Riverdance here in July.

Next we head to Hong Kong, our final stop on this tour.

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