HRV and COVID-19

Analysing the statistics for COVID-19 for England and Wales[1]Pre-existing conditions of people who died due to COVID-19, England and Wales produces some newsworthy findings.  Looking at the 2020 figures, there is an increase of 77,081 in the number of deaths, from 530,841 to 607,922 with the largest proportion attributed to COVID-19 (73,766). It appears that… Continue reading HRV and COVID-19

The Healthcare crises

Healthcare costs are rising at an unsustainable rate. In America they are already 17.9% of GDP. The other rich economies are on the same trajectory.  Yet even with their sophisticated healthcare systems, it is these same countries whose hospitals were overwhelmed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The data show us why.  The countries that suffered the… Continue reading The Healthcare crises

Open letter to the World’s leaders

We are seeing a familiar pattern as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surges across the globe. The defences that you promised will keep us safe, are failing. The economy is going backwards. So you raise new defences, promising that this time they will protect us. Now, it’s the booster vaccine that will save us. Why… Continue reading Open letter to the World’s leaders

HRV and risk of severe COVID-19

A recent long term study[1]Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe Illness Among 540,667 Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19, March 2020–March 2021 from the CDC established that of the 540,667 of patients who were hospitalised, 94.9% had at least one underlying condition. Essential hypertension (50.4%), disorders of lipid metabolism (49.4%), and obesity (33.0%) were the most common.  In a earlier… Continue reading HRV and risk of severe COVID-19

COVID-19 is here for the long term

In 2000 Philip Morris in the Czech Republic commissioned a report that confirmed that smoking has a positive benefit on the cost of healthcare. The study found that smoking kills before other morbidities that require expensive treatment take hold, so saving the financial burden on the taxpayer[1]Public Finance Balance of Smoking in the Czech Republic.… Continue reading COVID-19 is here for the long term

The great vaccinate debate

We are seeing history repeat itself. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was mishandled[1]Ebola’s lessons: How WHO mishandled the crisis. The people of the affected countries opposed the restrictions that prevented transmission, because their governments had a record of lying to their people. Why should they be trusted? And we looked on and said, “how… Continue reading The great vaccinate debate