Re: Fair Play to Them
You're a sucker for their propaganda.
Knowledge of health and hygiene issues is impressive: during my four years in Cuba several times I was in a vliĺage with mud roads and no electricity where water was dragged back from the river to houses by an ox - and then run through a filtration system using ever smaller gravel and sand to produce safe drinking water. But the health service is shit.
Hospitals, apart from those for foreigners and the elite, are dirty and uncaring about patients' wellbeing. Doctors can prescribe drugs but Cubans can't get them; even if they've got hard currency they're not allowed into the foreign currency pharmacies. And the drugs that the useful idiots of Cuban Solidarity collect go to the hotels for sale to tourist patients.
My diabetic wife was charged $400 for a night in a clinic for foreigners, where her own glucometer was used to measure her blood sugar and she was offered sweetened juice and a sticky bun for breakfast. A Cuban friend worked in another dollar-earning clinic; for lunch she was often given what the Cubans call "chicken soup", which is actually warm water with sugar dissolved in it.