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  1. The Brexit health issue for Britain is not collecting their own data but sharing data with and acquiring data from the rest of the world.Aside from the estimated cost( money owed to the EU) of minimally 14 billion euros and maximally 70 billion euros,there is also the loss of EU healthcare workers of all persuasions on whom the British National Health Service is heavily dependent.
    While we can conceptualize worldwide epidemics (pandemics) of things like Ebola,influenza,Plague etc),a pandemic of mental malaise manifested by addiction ,anxiety / depression-fueled rage and intolerance) and riding on unemployment paradoxically coupled with insatiable materialism,is harder to wrap one’s head around.But the latter pandemic does exist and can end Homo Sapiens existence more readily than plague and famine.Close to 7 and one half billion of us on earth may not be evidence of ascendancy but proof of domination,a horse of a different color galloping toward extinction!,
    How much better off we would be if the modern triangle trade of arms, drugs,and human trafficking were minimized.Since it is a response to greed and mass malaise it can never be eliminated,but a meaningful reduction requires a global approach.

    1. “Close to 7 and one half billion of us on earth may not be evidence of ascendancy but proof of domination,a horse of a different color galloping toward extinction!,”

      Thank you, daedal2207, for definIng so clearly the social fraud. Attempting to enlighten those who are watching/experiencing the attacks on ethics and rule of law with sadistic glee is an exercise in futility. It goes against their character/DNA. They’re intoxicated with having an amoral leader validate the feelings which they kept hidden under their rock. Let them enjoy their chocolate cake. The results will speak for themselves.

      P. S. How long ago did I suggest Trump = Peron? I stand by that assessment.

  2. Daedal2207 deserves thanks for instigating a thoughtful probe into possible international implications of healthcare.

    Daedal2207 writes: “Healthcare has been politicized, which seems unfortunate because of its national security and world preservation implications.”

    Threats are many. They have always been plentiful. So far, the world’s increasing population is evidence that the human race has been on the ascendency. Health has always been a worldwide concern. Census data collected by our Federal Government is very helpful. Likewise would be a worldwide agency for gathering health data. But we need to trust it. That will take time as (sadly) it is likely impossible to separate human activity from the influence of politics. In the meantime I think it unlikely that Brexit will bring an end to Britain’s ability to assemble important (and trusted) data, or diminish our access to it.

    Daedal2207 writes: “The heartland “epidemic of despair” seems to be traveling on two legs: unemployment and addiction.”

    We would like to believe that all of mankind could march to the future without any segments of society suffering what turn out to be fashionably unhealthy attitudes and sentiments. But humans have a vast imagination, a lot of inaccurate information, psychological needs that drive us to “believe” with more certitude than good evidence would honestly allow, and we don’t know what we do not and cannot know. In fact, given the importance historically of religions and other forms of faith it is possible that some types of belief may be of greater importance for extending life than their truthfulness. And even this can vary given different contexts: Some (most) cultures will punish those who do not conform no matter the rational absurdity of that which is demanded. We in the USA are among the most fortunate given this country’s originalist focus on providing equal legal rights for each of its citizens. This makes it easier to keep the “running argument” running and not bogged down with monopolistic thinking. For the most part, dysfunctions proselytized by society’s diverse cultural segments cannot easily get away with restricting an individual’s legal behavior (But they keep trying!).

    As Daedal2207 tells us, some segments of society are showing symptoms of despair. But we also know that others are thriving. Are those in despair misreading the present and the future; is their pessimism justified? Are those who are happily thriving ignorant of the impending (or prevailing) ugliness? Unemployment is close to record lows, that is, if we exclude the numbers who no longer are pressured to look for work. Is government enabling many who otherwise would reap the psychological and economic rewards of gainful employment? Economic trends are quickly moving in the direction of expanding work forces along with increased tax revenue for the “good” things that government can do. Near the top of the list is preparation for impending battles against those growing powers that not only openly advocate for our demise, forces that are rapidly acquiring the means for making the attempt. This may be our biggest “health” concern.

    Addiction can sap our health in every measurable way. The tragedy of overused medical drugs is something that can be minimized. The tragedy of addiction to false beliefs can be corrected with repeated injections of empirical and rational evidence (hopefully early in life). I think that we all know religiously devout people who cannot face a possibility that there will not be an after-life “justice” for those who have committed great “evil”. And, we all know people who cannot accept even a possibility that President Donald Trump may do some good things for humanity – here in our lifetime.

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