Coronavirus, how ghastly that a private company provides ambulances, profit, capitalism, blah, blah:
His employer, Falck UK Ambulance Services, is the British arm of the Danish group Falck.
There comes a point when we must stop and appraise what it means to be a civilised country, what it means to be a wealthy one. That point is when a man who is carrying the aged, the sick and the vulnerable has to keep showing up to work despite worrying that he is not receiving basic protection in a pandemic. That point is when a nation’s health service is so cash-strapped that it has to hire private companies whose worst case scenario isn’t the needless death of a worker; it’s a loss to shareholders.
Hmm. So, do we consider Denmark to be a civilised country? We do?
In Denmark, Falck is currently in charge of 65 percent of municipality fire brigades and 85 percent of ambulance services. In 1926, the Danish government allowed municipal governments to contract with private companies to provide emergency services.
We might even think to investigate who owns this profit maximising company. As it turns out, the majority is owned by a charitable foundation, the next chunk is the family foundation of the people who own Lego, the third and only other major shareholder is an insurance company which is, as far as I know, a mutual.
Pick the voracious capitalists out of that.
Yes, you guessed it, Malik just wants to go kneejerk on “private” when of course everything should be done by Angels.