By Ryan C. Wood
So far the response to the Coronavirus is a paradox. Look it up. There is no question the reaction is hysteria. The evidence of this hysteria is the hoarding of toilet paper. That is hysteria. Look it up. It is impossible to know what has happened or what will happen regarding the Coronavirus at this point. What I do know is the response will absolutely cause severe financial hardship for those who can least afford it regardless of the severity of the Coronavirus. Seems like if you have just followed common sense about how not to get sick and if you have a normal immune system you will be just fine. But of course why take the risk. Our leaders are at the damned if you do damned if you don’t and being proactive is about all that can be done now. Bankruptcy attorneys like me will sadly see a spike in bankruptcy filings as a result. I really doubt the proposed government relief will actually prevent an increase in bankruptcy filings as a result of the Coronavirus response. I hope is helpful, but history says otherwise.
Is This Response Worth the Severe Economic Consequences?
The point is there are far more deadly and statistically more deadly issues facing all of us each day that existed yesterday, today and will continue to exist tomorrow. I am trying to shed light on the big picture and ask if the severe economic consequences of what is taking place are on balance with the clear economic consequences. The response is arguably unprecedented in recent times but is the Coronavirus really unprecedented?
I will continue to provide updates regarding what I am experiencing as a professional on the frontline of relief for people caught up in the real economic consequences of what takes place in the world.
Reactions Seems To Be Disingenuous Given The Leading Causes of Death
What about the leading causes of death? For example many of the current restrictions are aimed to safeguard the health and well-being of all. At the same time there are countless other perfectly fine things that are very much not to safeguard the health and well-being of all. So the following may seem a little much. Is it not true though?
Heart Disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, kills 636,000 people each year or 53,000 a month or 1,767 people a day. If you add in the second and third leading causes of death in the United States we are talking about approximately 1,428,000 deaths per year or 119,000 deaths per month or 3,967 deaths per day.
Here is what I know. The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Will society no longer serve deadly food and beverages? Are you really committed to safeguard the health and well-being of all? Will there be a ban on all artery clogging foods served at countless arenas THAT HAVE FOR YEARS AND YEARS contributed to the 53,000 deaths per month of United States citizens? That is 1,709 death each day due to heart disease. Or are you going to disingenuously talk about the public health while continuing to contribute and profit from serving food that contributes to the leading cause of death in the United States?
Wow, the Federal Reserve slashed its benchmark interest rate to near zero on today and said it would buy $700 billion in treasury and mortgage-backed securities in an aggressive bid to prevent market disruptions from aggravating what is likely to be a severe slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic. What about the quiet pandemics that have existed already that kill far more people each day?The point is are all of these private and public entities being disingenuous given the leading causes of death? It sure seems so. There is an entire isle at the grocery store dedicated to CHIPS and SODA. Things that make you go hmmmmmmm. There are at least 6 different burger joints, with drive-throughs, in almost each and every city in the United States. Hmmmmmm.
Are establishments that serve alcohol going to breathalyzer each person before they leave to ensure no one drives a little drunk? Or are you going to disingenuously talk about the public health while continuing to contribute and profit from the leading cause of death in the United States? Statistically over the years how many people have been killed as a result of drunk driving after leaving a restaurant or arena?
Are various arenas going to remove hotdogs, nachos and burgers and all other artery clogging foods from the menu at all arenas to help combat the number one cause of death in the United States, heart disease? Or are you going to disingenuously talk about the public health while continuing to contribute and profit from the leading cause of death in the United States?
If The Leading Causes of Death in the United States Are Heart Disease and Cancer Why Are There Not Free Tests and Better Healthcare
Heart disease and cancer kill about 100,000 Americans each month. Cancer has devastated my personal family yet I could not even get my healthcare provider to conduct any type of test or scan to see if I had any cancer or cancer markers or cancer period given I had no symptoms. I have healthcare and was refused preventative precautionary tests. Crazy. Legislation will be passed for free Coronavirus tests though? Billions of dollars will be spent to combat the economic consequences of a hysterical response to a virus that is actually not new and not as deadly and what we face each day? All this will take place without any substantive change regarding the actually leading causes of death in the United States? Are you okay with this?
Are you okay with severe economic consequences and the no doubt increase in bankruptcy filings as a result? These opinions and commentary hopefully will make you think about what is taking place and are those of Ryan C. Wood. Please take every precaution to ensure your continued health and that of the public.