Covid 19 Partner – Obesity.

Or is this death for profit? The problem is that the food industry wants you to eat more. And more. Obesity is profitable for the food industry, especially the junk food industry.

Why is this virus so deadly for some people?

The World is Sick. THE WORLD IS FAT!

Why are we intentionally staying silent about it?

Political correctness stands in the way. Are we afraid that the PC police will shame us if we start discussions about the huge toll that the obesity epidemic exerts on our country’s health care system?

Or is this death for profit? The problem is that the food industry wants you to eat more. And more. Obesity is profitable for the food industry, especially the junk food industry.

And drug companies are happy. Drug companies make money!. More drugs to sell! What are the ads you see most often on TV?

Vicious circle. Food – people get sick – drugs to “treat” people – ads how to lose weight – plus size clothing.

And then the politically correct crowd telling you that it’s OK! That you should “love yourself the way you are” And if somebody suggests to you that you need to lose weight to get healthy it is “aggression”! They hurt your feelings.

So the result is a country with a sick population, out of control health (sickness) care, rampant depression, along with an opioid epidemic. And now COVID 19 that kills people with compromised immune systems.

And then here is our consumption based economy.

Buy, buy, buy more to “help the economy”.

The economy that is slowly killing us! Sad statistics

The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illness is a staggering $190.2 billion or nearly 21% of annual medical spending in the United States. Childhood obesity alone is responsible for $14 billion in direct medical costs.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS712US712&sxsrf=ALeKk001DXBbAifioUgon-QzJs6YmkMTUw%3A1592958559783&ei=X57yXuyZL5SqtQbbirbgDg&q=obesity+and+health+care+expenses+in+us&oq=obesity+and+health+care+expenses+in+us&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIFCCEQoAEyBQghEKsCMgUIIRCrAjoGCAAQFhAeOggIABAWEAoQHlD9Gli2LWDCMGgAcAB4AIABmAGIAeIEkgEDNC4ymAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwisxeOImZnqAhUUVc0KHVuFDewQ4dUDCAw&uact=5

Key facts

  • Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
  • In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese.
  • 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.
  • Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
  • 38 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2019.
  • Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.
  • Obesity is preventable.

Obesity is a lot more deadly than previously thought. Across recent decades, obesity accounted for 18 percent of deaths among black and white Americans between the ages of 40 and 85, according to scientists. This finding challenges the prevailing wisdom among scientists, which puts that portion at around 5%.

https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/obesity-kills-more-americans-previously-thought

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/29/462838153/food-ads-make-us-eat-more-and-should-be-regulated

So is this natural selection in action? Evolution works through crisis. The weak dying for the benefit of the human race?

Global Report: Obesity Bigger Health Crisis than Hunger

Humans are doomed for extinction. One half will die from hunger while the other half will die from overeating. So which is a better way to die?

An international conference is scheduled where the hungry and obese will work to find the solution to this rift in humans.

Eat hay!
Eat hay!

 

Can we talk?
Can we talk?

(CNN)— “Obesity is a bigger health crisis globally than hunger, and the leading cause of disabilities around the world, according to a new report published Thursday in the British medical journal The Lancet.” http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/13/health/global-burden-report

Humans are doomed for extinction.  One half will die from hunger while the other half will die from overeating.  So which is a better way to die? A global forum is scheduled at which representatives of the starving half will join those from the  obese half in an attempt to find a reasonable solution to this civilization threatening problem.  Note:  an alien civilization asked to participate as well.  The reason:  they have been trying to understand human behavior and failed.  So they are desperately trying to determine just what is wrong with the human brain.

It is unfortunate that we horses were not invited.  Since horses don’t have this problem, we might suggest that both camps eat hay.  Why not?  The hungry are doing it already and if they satiate their unending hunger by drinking copious amounts of water while enjoying hay, the fat might lose some weight.

If this problem is not solved soon, might the hungry start to eat the fat?  We horses will just try to stay out of the way and observe.