“If pilots are under quarantine for two weeks because of possible exposure to the virus, we want language that protects them,” Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, said on Tuesday.
“U.S. health care is not only by far the worst system among rich countries, it is much worse than that of many middle-income or poorer countries when it comes to confronting a fast-moving epidemic. Distributing a vaccine is not that difficult of a task — World Health Organization workers managed it with smallpox even in desperately poor African countries in the 1970s. You just round up everyone, and give out the shot. But that will be a heavy lift indeed with a health care system geared above all to price-gouge sick people out of as much money as possible.”