When Government Plays Doctor

In his latest “Texas Straight Talk,” Dr. Ron Paul takes on the “Swine Flu” scare, and how detrimental it can be to your health when government plays doctor.

Dr. Paul writes:

As a physician, I have yet to see any evidence that justifies the current level of alarm. Influenza typically kills around 36,000 people every year in this country and hospitalizes a couple hundred thousand. So far there are only a handful of confirmed deaths attributable to this strain, and most of those sickened have or will fully recover. Every death is tragic, but I see no reason to deal with this flu outbreak any differently than we typically deal with any other flu season. Instead, government in its infinite wisdom is performing even more invasive screening at airports, closing down schools and sporting events, and causing general panic.

In this article, the good doctor points out that the government solution is often worse than the disease itself. You can read the rest here.

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