I’ve been saying we need to work on people’s health all over the world.
Sounds simplistic? I’m already contradicting myself purposely.
Malnutrition is now higher in the obese than the underweight.
I think, hopefully like you, dear reader, that expecting to find one solution to fix everything is simplistic and a stubbornness to change.
Blaming one politician or one problem is simplistic.
Looking for one solution is simplistic.
New Orleans has 70-80% blacks.
70-80% are obese.
Their COVID-19 death rate was 80%.
(As I recall Mayor Cantrell saying a couple of months ago. Sincere apologies if I’m wrong. It may have been 80% higher than the rest of the USA’s.)
Black and Asian populations are highly disadvantaged by:
- The cycle of poverty
- Lack of social support
- Lack of education funding
- Targeted racism
- Targeted incarceration
- Substance abuse due to all of the above (rats in a cage vs rats in a park almost never get addictions to the drug lever).
- Cities and transport are designed or managed in ways that are not healthy and lead to segregation.
Those are some of the causes of one aspect of the world’s problems (racism, equality) that can affect all of us.
The World Economic Forum is saying this. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg, Angela Merkel, China, The EU, the UN – are all saying this on ongoing individual/peak level media releases.
The UN’s Global Goals say these 17 goals will help the planet and us be healthy in 2030.
I follow all this ****. Hell, even much-attacked Australian PM Scott Morrison is almost saying this.
The doom that’s coming is our individual doom, our deaths, but the world is getting better, even as we slowly each die. It has done so for us since before Lucy.
I repeat. The world is getting better.
Bill Gates endorsed that idea even after he predicted the pandemic.
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