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Do we spend too much money on well people when it could be used to help the sick get better?


Is it just possible that the money we spend every year to test well people for Disease might be better spent on treating the ill. Do you perhaps have a story to tell which justifies this ongoing expenditure?

 

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Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) says

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 2 years ago

    An excellent response to this question. I listened to a lady on the radio the other day who said that tests could be harmful and a were a waste of resources.. I think you have blown that one out of the water.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 2 years ago

    I really appreciate your taking the time to offer such a well thought out response. Getting the balance right sure is tricky. The UK has an enormous aging population, children living in poverty and an influx of additional people draining resources..

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 2 years ago

    Hi John,

    We can only hope and pray that this becomes a reality in time. There are also of course those who seek to profit from these Vaccines but perhaps they deserve to if they can really make it happen.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 2 years ago

    I think I phrased this question incorrectly, I was thinking more about annual tests for diseases on well people rather than what we spend on leisure.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 2 years ago

    I guess I was wondering why the NHS for instance, spends so much money on giving people annual mammograms or cancer tests when such a small percentage prove positive.


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