‘He Won’t Support Medicare for All. He Got Medicare for One’: Trump Touts Disastrous Healthcare System That He’s Trying to Make Even Worse

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      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/06/he-wont-support-medicare-all-he-got-medicare-one-trump-touts-disastrous-healthcare

      Entirely absent from the president’s brief remarks was any acknowledgement that the treatment he received at Walter Reed—known to include Regeneron’s experimental antibody therapy, Gilead’s obscenely expensive and publicly funded drug remdesivir, and the steroid dexamethasone—is not readily available to the vast majority of Americans who are at risk of catching and falling seriously ill from Covid-19.

      “The president might be the only patient on the planet ever to receive this particular combination of medicines,” Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University, told CNN on Monday.

      Epidemiologist Dr. Seema Yasmin added that “of course, this is the president of the USA. He is going to get the kitchen sink thrown at him medically, offered all there is—whether it’s authorized under emergency use or not, in the case of the antibody treatment.”

      “But then there are 210,000 Americans who have died over the past few months because the pandemic response has been so bad,” said Yasmin. “And they certainly didn’t get access to this kind of treatment.”

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