Aug 25, 2020
Today we tackle the topic of COVID-19 messaging in light of patients being scared to visit their doctor for routine care. Tune in today on Episode 1670 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.
“We’re so fearful of a virus with less than 1% death rate that people are willing to let go of common sense. If you need medical attention, don’t stay home and try to ride it out.”
- Jimmy Moore
The vaccine for COVID-19 will potentially be here in a matter of months and researchers at Yale University are trying to determine what messaging it will take to convince you to take it. They are currently conducting a study of 4000 American adults both healthy and unhealthy to determine which argument in favor of a vaccination would be the most effective.
With all the constant negative media coverage of COVID-19 over
the past six months, people have become absolutely scared to death
of getting this virus. With the daily running tally of infections
and deaths relentlessly blasted at us, people have become so
paralyzed by fear that it is affecting the rational sensibility
when it comes to getting regular routine medical care. Hospitals
have taken notice.
While the perception is that everyone in hospitals right now has the coronavirus, it’s honestly not true. But because that perception is so deeply ingrained in many right now, people simply aren’t going to the hospital to get checked out when they have symptoms. One survey found that one in 4 Americans with symptoms of a heart attack or stroke would rather take their chances at home than to go to a hospital and risk getting COVID-19. This is atrocious!
In this episode of JIMMY RANTS on The LLVLC Show, I share about the top 10 causes of death in the United States and how many of the screenings for things like heart disease and cancer are being missed because patients just aren’t getting them done. One breast cancer facility in the news story I read has seen a 90% drop in mammograms since the beginning of March. Listen in today to learn more about the lasting ramifications that will come from this missed preventative care and treatments for chronic disease.