There are a lot of people who die of cancer. A large percentage of these cancer cases could be prevented.
The problem I see is that we try to legislate to reduce these cases when, really, a great deal of this problem is within the control of the individual. From the above.
Quit smoking, eat less, drink less, be careful in the sun, take some exercise and don't eat shit .... There, we've just freed up 40% of the cancer beds.
When you consider the list of the most common underlying conditions and the rate of hospitalization and deaths for those with these conditions it is a considerable chunk of our current problem.
And when you look at the actual underlying conditions that are the main contributors the better part of them are caused by similar circumstances to cancer. So we can repeat the same mantra.
Quit smoking, eat less, drink less, be careful in the sun, take some exercise and don't eat shit.
As a society we need to put far more emphasis into educating and motivating individuals to take better care of themselves and those that they are responsible for. The effectiveness of legislation is extremely limited. We need individual responsibility.
Think how much money has been lost and how long it is going to take to pay for the problems that we have been having during COVID19. Would we not be far better off investing in reducing the instance of these underlying conditions?
This kind of crisis will happen again.