Virus # 26:Chapter 55 “the post pandemic world: the changing face of medicine”

Chapter 55 “the post pandemic world: the changing face of medicine

In the post pandemic world medicine radically transformed from obsessive prescriptive medicine into a more holistic approach. The shift was to discover why symptoms were present as opposed to a pill popping dispensary approach.

Nutrition and proper sleep were recognized as a pillar of health. Alternative medicine skyrocketed in popularity and the trendline was headed towards an organic plant-based diet augmented by supplements, herbs, spices and green tea became the rage. Iatrogenic fatalities plummeted because “prescription” had became a distrusted word.

Surprisingly the United States converted from a private medical system into a socialized one to offer access to all Americans free medical care. The massively disproportionate fatality rate amongst poor Latinos and Afro-Americans during the COVIDs galvanized the ruling Democrats to undertake this bold conversion.

Pre-existing socialized medicine systems had their funding bolstered to restore faith and efficacy in the system.

Front-line health workers had their pay increase with employer sponsored life insurance and disability programmes made mandatory.

Due to cannabis use and exposure being the main defence to surviving Virus # 26 the demographics of medical practitioners shifted from a balanced pattern to the young. I recall so many of my colleagues steering clear of cannabis consumption as “more studies” were required. Cannabis physicians working successfully with cannabis for a variety of diseases were perceived as quacks and anti-vaxxers Christian nutballs.

The younger physicians were more prone towards incorporating modern and traditional medicine.

To me the health system was where it should have been.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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