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  1. Borrow a modern aircraft carrier(s) from one or more super powers (or UN Security Council Permanent Members).

  2. Remove (or disable) all weapons and other war tools.

  3. Retrofit crew quarters and common areas as a hospital.

  4. Fly in supplies by helicopter directly to flight deck of aircraft carrier.

  5. Park the carrier a few miles off-shore in international waters.

  6. Resupply the carrier by delivering directly to the flight deck. Helicopters can be stored in existing on-board hangers.

Advantages:

  1. Isolation because ship is at sea. Patients can be isolated from crew members necessary to maintain ship operations.

  2. A huge metal structure can be easily converted FAST.

  3. Metal is relatively easy to sterilize.

  4. Supplies, patients, and healthcare workers can be delivered easily and safely directly from all nations.

  5. Should Ebola spread into other areas ship can be moved closer to hot spots.

  6. A few less war machines will be lurking in international waters.

  7. Aircraft carriers are designed (and equipped) for long stays by personnel and have living quarters, food storage, health centers for healthcare workers, and most importantly large amounts of medical equipment already installed.

This not a dream. It is a practical reality and do-able solution.

Geek Boy - Two Thumbs Up

Hadn’t seen one of those old pull a ticket, get a number, in a while somebody yells out your number after you watch them being on the phone on an obviously personal call for 5 minutes, and then you have 15 seconds to run to the front or the next number is called and you can either argue at high volume or start all over again machines.

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That’s how you get to check in for your appointments, and then wait in line to pay you co-pay on the way out at an outpatient specialty clinic at a prominent medical school (I will not name it but its initials are UNC).

Maybe I should hold onto my stock in companies that produce antiquated, dehumanizing, irritating equipment. There still seems to be a market for such stuff outside of the deli counters (meat markets).

Maybe we need to stop of thinking of patients as meat. And stop administrative staff from acting like pickles.

It’s difficult enough to get patient cooperation in an urology clinic without introducing all of the Freudian and Gothic overlays.