Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck
Nope, I'm blaming the lack of lineups and waiting lists on the lack of medical procedures.
Another thing, in 59 if you had a major heart attack outside of a hospital, you were pretty much toast. Today, in the town I live in (pop 300) there are two defibrillators. That's one of the reasons our health system is stretched today. People that used to die 50 years ago are now living. How many transplant survivors was there in 59?
I don't know how many. Was the procedure invented yet?
So fine, if you want to blame the lack of lineups on the lack of medical procedures in the 50s, I'd like to balance that with the lack of access to medical procedures because of the lineups today. Big difference but the results are the same; people are still dying and people are still getting injured and sick.
Where was H1N1, Aids, etc. in the 50s? How many kids were being killed on 200 kmph motorbikes or innocent bystanders in street drags? How many innocent bystanders were being killed in drive by gang shootings and road rage incidents?
IOW, what I have been saying is that the were good times and bad times in the 50s just as there are good times and bad times now.