Focus on health during recovery

From the recent evidence many health conditions which are causes by lifestyle factors are causing people to be more likely to develop complications from covid. A focus on preventing people developing these conditions (for example obesity) and helping them recover will prevent many deaths in the future. These would have to be developed by those who understand the problems better but could involve much more exercise and cooking in schools, changes to the food system, better cycling routes etc.

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Poor health seems to be leading to more complications from covid. I hope this is a wake up call to our society too be healthier as a nation.

by Ossian on May 05, 2020 at 03:42PM

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  • Posted by globalgreaves May 07, 2020 at 08:17

    I agree with this. In addition better health correlates with better mental health, less strain on all health services and greater resilience.
  • Posted by John1911 May 07, 2020 at 11:37

    The nation has an epidemic of obesity, which as we now know, is a very significant factor in vulnerability to this virus. It's not simply excess weight that is a factor here, but the conditions that come with being overweight. The government should start highlighting the fact that being overweight is not a good thing, and that getting healthier is vital if one wants to reduce susceptibility. This is of course a longer term strategy. However, given that the virus is not going to go away, and could mutate making any potential vaccine inneffectual, a national reduction in obesity levels in the long run would reduce the impact of subsequent waves. Some may find this a taboo subject, but we need to stop dancing around this issue and tackle it head on.
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