Saturday, March 14, 2020

For Italy, multilateral globalism, plus socialism, equals death

March 13, 2020 By Monica Showalter

Italy's in dire need of help. Its health care system is collapsing. The coronavirus has put the whole country in quarantine. There are now 15,000 cases, along with 1,018 deaths, the last 24 hours bringing in 188 more. The casualty count is the highest outside China. And it's spreading fast. Until a few days ago, the problem as concentrated in the north. Now, it has spread throughout the whole country. Anyone with a heart can feel pity and an urge to help them. They need help, bad. But don't go asking the European Union. Turns out the open-borders globalist set-up is stiffing the Italians in their hour of need:

First, the EU created the problem by failing to shut down their borders with China, enabling its spread into Italy in the first place. While President Trump was acting swiftly to protect America from the lethal virus, the European Union was saying there was no crisis and calling Trump a xenophobe.

Now, with Italy hit hard based on that hate-Trump 'logic', its medical system is overwhelmed. Its doctors and nurses are exhausted. There's not enough equipment or supplies, and the patients keep coming. Health care is being doled out by triage, old people being told 'no health care for you.' The Italians are appealing for help with masks, surgical equipment, doctors, anything that will enable them to get through it and save human lives -- and the EU is not giving it.

David Freddoso of the Washington Examiner has a must-read column on how the EU is leaving Italy to fend for itself in its hour of need.............And as Freddoso notes, all they are getiting is empty EU words, nothing more. So much for all that 'sharing.'..............Globalism, as it turns out, seems absolutely lethal when combined with socialism. Italy has socialized medicine,...........The central planners don't have enough beds. There's not enough staff. There's no free market to step in and pick up the slack, it's not allowed............Imagine paying for high taxes for socialist health care all your life only to be told in your hour of need 'too bad, you're too old, no health care for you'?............To Read More.....

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