Between 1990 and 2015, the global rate of death related to obesity increased by 28.3%, from 41.9 to 53.7 deaths per 100,000 people.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for more than 17.6 million deaths per year in 2016, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030.
Cancer Kills Over 20 Thousand People A Day Says Global Report. A new global cancer report by a leading US health organization estimates that cancer will kill 7.6 million people worldwide this year (about 20,000 cancer deaths a day), and more than 12 million people will find out they have the disease.
HOWEVER, the NBA has never cancelled the season because of any of the aforementioned, no company has ever told its workers to for from home on account of this. Cruse ships still serve all you can eat buffets.
Capitalism in my humble opinion, is at the root of obesity, cancer, heart disease….it thrives in spite of them. It cashes in on both ends, selling us potato chips on one end, diet Coke in the middle, and a casket at the end.
So it dawned on me today. COVID-19 is hitting the stock markets, the corporate bottom lines; it’s bad for Capitalism….and so, the hysteria.