This is a very tricky topic but especially in light of increasing heart issues in young people who are given the vaccine, I think it’s an important one (also particularly relevant for this forum).
We are told that mass vaccination is the only way to stop Covid, but there are studies like this*:
…that beg the question of why policy makers aren’t putting their efforts behind metabolic issues rather than pharmaceutical interventions. Maybe instead of bribing people with lottery tickets and donuts to get a vaccine, we should be bribing people to lower their A1C.
One of the most frustrating things to watch in all of this is that we have so much trouble talking about health. In the US, we have reached a point that it’s so normal to be unhealthy that we don’t seem to be able to discuss health in relation to a virus. So we would rather mandate a new vaccine even for our young folks than talk about obesity. The conventional wisdom is that it’s impossible to reverse diabetes and lose weight, but on this forum we know that’s just not true. I don’t think the answer is any kind of fat shaming, obviously - that’s doesn’t work and is awful and unethical. But avoiding fat shaming shouldn’t mean ignoring this basic fact about the virus and human health.
Essentially we have shut down society, put our young people at increased risk of depression and isolation, facilitated an incredible shift of wealth to the rich (just to mention a few side effects of the lockdowns) - maybe just because we can’t find a way to handle our sugar levels? Doesn’t that seem absurd?
*td;lr obesity isn’t just correlated with higher death rates; it’s correlated with higher viral load and transmission
And yes, I know that SPR is considered a controversial source of information, but at this point I consider just about every source out there questionable and I’m just interested in the data itself.