“Virus # 26: Director’s Cut: Chapter 6 “Why COVID’s Nasty Success’

We have discussed the origins of the various waves of COVID. Why then did it enjoy such a nasty success?

The highest kill rate per capita was in just about any country without a socialized medical system or a system that had simply crumbled over the years. Africa, South America, India and Pakistan are prime examples of this. And let’s not forget the United States but the kill rate there may be attributable to poor political leadership bordering on manslaughter until President Trump was sent packing with his tail between his legs in early 2021.Without complete access to a medical system by a country’s population to preventative care and management of COVID waves the population was at risk. In the United States Latino’s and African Americans were twice as likely to die from the COVIDs than the privately medically insured. In Canada, Australia, Brazil and the United States the aboriginal population and seniors suffered serious kills.

Many of us physicians had been sending warning signs for years about the poor state of immune systems of the world’s population. A healthy immune system could combat COVID quite well and that is why the kill rate without those having comorbidities was low. The widespread nature of air and water pollution, a toxic soup of glyphosate on crops, indiscriminate use of mercury in dental amalgams, and the destructive effect of electromagnetic fields caused primarily by the new 5G networks seriously compromised the immune system of millions. Research has established that the upper middle class and above fared the best against COVID and many of us point to their healthy plant based organic diet and use of key nutritional supplements.

Speaking of food, poverty begets a poor diet particularly in the United States and Canada with the prevalence of fast food, processed foods and far too much sugar which seriously compromised the immune system. Of all COVID-19 cases in the First World research shows that 66% of COVID ICU patients were obese. Even the Trumpster fell into that category with his penchant for Kentucky Fried Chicken!

There are many that say the clean out of long-term care residents in the First World was an expected Darwinian cull. Perhaps there is some truth to that as modern medicine was very efficient in keeping alive those who would be dead a couple of decades ago. However why were some long-term care facilities decimated and others untouched? As various commissions were established in First World countries to investigate the high kill rate of long-term care residents the findings were that the low wages paid to long-term care workers forced them to take multiple jobs increasing their possibility of infection spread this putting long-term care residents at risk. The lack of inspections and decreased regulation of these facilities was another factor in the COVID vulnerability of residents. And the design of these overcrowded facilities was another factor. The heaps of prescriptive medications taken by these long-term care residents did not do anything much except make Big Pharma obscenely enriched.

In some countries such as the United States political infighting and political incompetence can be blamed for failure to have personal protective equipment and ventilators in sufficient supply. The shocking terminations of nurses and doctors in the privatized U.S. medical system allegedly because these hospitals were not turning a big profit during COVID on elective surgeries was scandalous.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" 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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