Modern medicine has made it possible for people to live longer in today’s high-tech world. However, medical technology advancements and updated vaccines have always been accompanied by a price tag. History has shown that in many cases, it has been the wealthy who have been the first and only ones to benefit from medical advancements. Because of the low cost, too many people have been killed. For example, the AIDS vaccine, which was intended to extend the lives of those who were infected, was initially only available to the wealthy. As a result, the death toll from this disease continues to rise.
Since the 1980s, medical research has advanced significantly. The importance of education in preventing illness cannot be overstated. In the fight against AIDS and the current Covid-19 epidemic, the old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” still holds true. The CDC and AMA are working together to promote Covid-19 vaccinations, which are similar to those given to children before they start school but have significant flaws. Years ago, when a child was old enough to attend school, the MMR (Mumps, Measles, and Rubella) vaccine was required. Vaccinations are now required by law in so many states that it defies logic. Thus, it is clear that the pharmaceutical industry has a stranglehold on both of these organisations and not vice versa.
Is this increase in mandatory vaccinations due to a lack of concern on the part of the government? A steady rise in illnesses and ailments has made the United States one of the least healthy countries in the world. Not surprisingly, the medical community has always preferred antidotes from the pharmaceutical industry rather than educating the public about what causes all of these illnesses and diseases. When recalling Chiropractic Medicine, it took the AMA years to accept the legitimacy of Chiropractic procedures.
Antidotes for the Covid-19 pandemic are being sought by the pharmaceutical industry as a means of slowing the virus’s spread. The FDA’s approval of the now-prescribed vaccines, which both the CDC and the AMA sanctioned, has sparked a vaccination frenzy. These vaccines still have a lot of unanswered questions. This raises more concerns about how quickly they developed. Is it really possible to use them with little or no risk? Is there a need for yearly booster injections for this vaccine? And how much does it actually cost?
Vaccinations against the flu are given out across the country on a yearly basis. The vaccine is available at most CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart locations. It’s important to remember that the yearly flu vaccines should have been given out at the same time as the Covid-19 vaccine. Sadly, this was not the case. We’ve had ongoing issues with the distribution, which has exacerbated tensions across the country at a time when our problems are only getting worse. There are still some people who believe that this vaccine is the one and only solution to all of their health issues. The jury is still out, which is a bummer.
This virus and even the common cold and flu can only be wiped out if we understand the root causes that lead to infection in the first place. Our first step must be an acknowledgment that the Pharmaceutical industry is an enormous conglomerate focused solely on making a profit. Designed primarily for financial gain rather than public health and safety. There are more illnesses plaguing the public every year, and they are forced to spend more money on treatments that don’t address the underlying cause. Furthermore, the medical community has been hesitant to embrace new ideas that challenge their long-held beliefs about how to practise medicine. People’s lives and health are being used as pawns in a money game these days.
The solution at hand is a two-edged sword. No doubt, vaccines have improved human survival rates, halted the spread of contagious diseases that kill quickly, and reduced major epidemics to localised incidents. However, no one has really looked into ways to prevent illnesses like the ones we’re seeing today from afflicting humanity. Vital nutrients that boost the immune system have been severely depleted in the American diet for decades now. As a result of the industrialization of food sources, many people are now unable to get adequate nutrition from their diets. Rarely do we consider our diets as a preventative medicine when discussing our immune systems. However, in reality, this is one of the most important factors in avoiding illness.
When it comes to overall health and immune system performance, the old adage “you are what you eat” is absolutely true. Butyrate, the chemical compound formed when probiotics and prebiotics are combined, receives far more attention in current advertising than prebiotics do. It is Butyrate that is necessary for the body to function at its best. If you don’t get enough Butyrate in your diet, your body’s immune system weakens, making you more vulnerable to illness and disease. Unfortunately, butyrate-containing foods currently lack the potency that they should. In the absence of nutrient-rich soil, our food is unable to thrive. Let’s make it clear that the immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself from potential harm. As a result, we are more vulnerable to illnesses and viruses like Covid-19 when our immune systems aren’t functioning properly.