Only a few of you, my readers, and friends, know that I am a public health professional, as well as a pharmacist for 50 years. It troubles me that the Feds really missed a BIG opportunity to slow the virus back in January. This is not about politics, both parties are guilty, over decades when addressing public health.
But, in fairness, public health warnings, through the decades, have always been downplayed, disregarded, and totally ignored, long before this poorly run Administration. Remember back in the Sixties when the Surgeon General’s report warned that smoking can cause cancer? Where are we today? Still smoking, and adding vaping and doping to the equation.
Public health programs are never funded adequately, the public does not view long term health as important as day to day activities. We seek the “band aid” approach to our medical needs, and postpone maintaining our health, much less prevent many of the most common morbidities and mortalities.
Add to this, a faux Pres who, without a medical license, wanted to give everyone hydroxychloroquine. Results have been disastrous, as I first stated when he opened his yap. And this is totally irresponsible: “I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, what is morbidly obese, they say,” Pelosi said during an appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” GK: His risk of CV accident is quite high, IF he is telling the TRUTH!!
So, read this, and tell me what you think.
Bottom line: This should have turned out better!!! Above all, let’s fund our public health programs. Forget the politics, including my own biased opinion.