Friday, August 14, 2020

Latest Trend: Taking Medical Advice from Politicians

I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to start taking medical advice from a politician. Now a doctor can be elected to a political office, thereby becoming a doctor who is also a politician. But I can’t see a person with no medical training being imbued with medical knowledge because he or she was elected to office. You don’t become President/doctor if you have no medical training.

Not only generic medical training, but infectious disease medical training.

Yeah, I’m talking COVID-19, but geez, isn’t everybody?

What gets me is that all of a sudden, politicians are the arbitrators of this country’s health. Obviously, trusting your local, state, or federal politicians has not proven to be a healthy choice. If it was, millions of citizens would not be infected with the coronavirus and thousands would not be dead.

Believing coronavirus is going to just “disappear” is the height of stupidity. This country has been wrapped in a health bubble for decades, but diseases do not just “go away.” Are you ready to see what’s still waits if we didn’t have vaccines and drugs to mitigate their effect? 

Which brings me to the wearing of face masks to help prevent the spread of a highly contagious respiratory virus. Many people do not realize our public health system is 

authorized to use laws to promote and protect public health. All those people fussing about wearing masks because it’s against the U.S. Constitution, obviously haven’t bothered to read said Constitution. In fact, all they have to do is read the Preamble which clearly states the goals of our government.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

One of the stated goals of our Constitution is general welfare…hmmmm, would that maybe refer to such items as health? And well-being? Isn’t that the very definition of general welfare?

Thus, the mandates to wear a mask are supported by the Constitution since wearing a mask is clearly a way to promote the general welfare of our citizens.

Here’s the deal. If you believe politicians are more trustworthy than medical experts, you may not go to a doctor when you get pneumonia, or bronchitis, or break a bone. No, to honor your belief system you can take yourself right off to your State House or Governor’s Mansion, or even the White House.

Once there, you just need to find a politician to take care of you. And if he or she says, “don’t worry, that broken bone will just ‘disappear’” why you’ll have to agree, won’t you? After all, you decided in 2020 you didn’t need to heed advice from infectious disease experts. That politicians were your go-to source of medical knowledge.

Of course, you’ve got to survive the pandemic, first.