And this country does have a unique system — a system that has failed us again and again, and again. It is called "the NHS".
We were all locked down, originally, to protect this glorious and unique healthcare system — to flatten the curve: we were asked to sacrifice our freedoms and our businesses in order to protect a healthcare system that, in normal times, is supposed to save us (it does a shitty job of it, but that's pretty well known). But, actually, the NHS has fucked us comprehensively.
Let us examine the charges:
- the initial lockdown was supposed to flatten the curve so that the NHS could cope. And largely it did;
- the ludicrous death toll projections produced by Neil "fucking" Ferguson were produced by Imperial College London's School of Medicine (which might as well be part of the NHS);
- a great part of death toll was caused by pushing infected patients out to care homes so that they could cut vast swathes through the inhabitants — done for the NHS, and by the NHS;
- the agency whose entire raison d'etre was supposedly to plan for pandemics failed and was largely invisible — this was Public Health England (PHE), part of the NHS;
- the organisations whose job it was to procure and stockpile Personal Protective Equipment — PHE, and NHS Trusts — failed to do so;
- widespread testing was hampered by the decision to use only one or two public sector labs — a decision taken and enforced by PHE (part of the NHS);
- at the beginning of the pandemic, PHE (part of the NHS) also tried to prosecute or have otherwise silenced, adverts and products that advocated the wearing of masks;
- the utter failure that was the original Test and Trace App was procured, "built" and screwed up by NHS-X (yep — part of the NHS);
- the continued failure of widespread testing is down to that fuckwit Dido Harding and her bailiwick of NHS Test and Trace — which is, of course, part of the NHS;
- "saving" the NHS has meant that many, many routine tests and treatments are not being performed — another act by the NHS which will inevitably lead to the unnecessary death and suffering of tens of thousands of people;
- all of the above has, of course, led to the absolute devastation of our economy, which will lead to the unnecessary deaths of thousands more people.
So, if you want a healthcare system that doesn't fuck everything up and cause a metric fuck-ton of deaths during a global pandemic, you might not want a healthcare system like the NHS.
Which is why, of course, no other country ever has.
Clap that, you stupid bastards.