I am often asked, Don – when will you address the Kovid crisis? Is there really a welfare angle that can reduce the risk of this disaster? What can individuals, and societies, do to prevent or reduce future epidemics?
I think there are two approaches that should be emphasized that are ignored or barely mentioned by WHO, CDC or medical experts. No, I am not thinking of ultraviolet light or bleach or other disinfectants. Contrary to the President’s suggestions, neither of my two strategies involved ultraviolet light or ingestion cleaning agents.
Strategy One: Athletic
The first suggestion facilitates the actual well-being dimension of athleticism – exercise and nutrition. Improving health and diet as part of an overall personal commitment to well-being represents a way to reduce one of the most dangerous epidemic comorbidity – old age.
While there is no way to die early to prevent aging, the epidemic factor that makes old age such a risk with epidemics is the fraud associated with long life. Remaining young (ie, less vulnerable) through optimal diet and exercise is as good as investing in your future.
Premature nervousness is a serious threat – so everyone should look for age to be as physically fit as possible. It is more possible than most Americans realize. You can do this on your own – no need for federal, state or local assistance; No medical doctor is required. Do not ask what the health care system can do for you; Ask what you can do to reduce the need for the health care system.
The major risk factors that render people susceptible to the corona virus in addition to old age are obesity, heart conditions, kidney disease, and diabetes. These and other risks are related to the second characteristic of athleticism – what you eat.
Everyone is lucky enough to live long enough to gain eligibility for Medicare, Social Security and theater waivers, eventually weakening, no matter how diet, how ambitious fitness routines. But, it is better to stop the decline in the Gulf until either 0 or 90 instead of 40 or 40. This is correct and with a little luck, you may find that new is new. Well, maybe ६ ९.
Adults constitute 65 and 16% of the US population, but COVID-19 accounts for 80% of the deaths. The fatality rate for those contracting the Kovid virus over the age of 80 is five times the overall global average. There are stigmas associated with neglect, increased poverty and discrimination and segregation at additional risk care facilities at this age.
You can embrace that being fit with exercise and optimal dietary choices as you can embrace during the two years of the Covid_19 epidemic. Find ways to participate in a sport that you love or enjoy the activity – and combine it by becoming an expert at selecting and enjoying whole foods, plant-based diets – or other dietary patterns. Probe, you believe are the most healthy and enjoyable.
In addition, participate in other lifestyle arts, especially flexibility, positivity, an active social life, community involvement, your personal freedoms, critical thinking and everything else that promotes happiness, love, meaning and enthusiasm.
Strengthen your immunity – it will protect you later. Want to remain in super top-form as long as possible. The next pandemic is likely to be more dangerous than this one. If you are lucky enough to grow old, you will enjoy a lot more, and probably longer, as well. In doing so, you will reduce the burden on loved ones and society.
Strategy Two: The two are not separate
Viral infectious diseases resulting from animal consumption are known as zoonotic diseases. They are not always due to the consumption of exotic animals in live markets, such as Wuhan, China, but are traced to domestic livestock. Such transmission factors in measles, tuberculosis and AIDS. Michael Greger, M.W., author of How to Serve to a Pandemic, identifies the consumption of poison-provided food products in concentration camp-eligible slaughterhouses as the primary source of the epidemic.
Livestock (beef, pork, and poultry) are bred, raised, and killed in what are termed as an organically focused animal feed operation (CAFO), or industrial-scale factory farms. Thousands of genetically identical animals are packed together in a cage, pressed together from body to body. It invites disease due to excessive stress on the immune system of animals. Factory farms are ideal environments for viruses and other pathogens that mutate and develop to cross human populations. (Source: Matt Wellington, US Public Interest Research Group.)
The suggested idea is to dramatically reduce or eliminate consumption of beef, pork and poultry to promote changes in the country’s food preferences.
It will take decades if not generations, but a trend is already underway in the desired direction and should be supported.
Major animal protein companies, including Smithfield, Cargill and Hormel, among others, recognize the need to break away from current practices.
Strengthen your immunity for epidemics and other misfortunes with a real lifestyle. Stiffen your resistance to long-life deception with exceptional focus on athleticism. Being in super top-form is priceless at all stages of life, but it is more equally inseparable in the twilight years (thanks George Orwell). Andrew Cuomo of the New York Government, speaking at the Virtual Democratic National Convention, described the current pandemic as a metaphor, suggesting that a virus attacks when the body is weak and when it cannot defend itself . While the governor referred to body political, it is also true that only a strong human body can fight a virus.
Strong bodies of all ages, including perennials and evergreens of impressive longevity, are likely to flourish and thrive when the next age epidemic arrives, which can be even more dangerous than this.
Good luck. Live long and well