Friday, 25 May 2018

In praise of non-communicable diseases

The WHO has been holding yet another conference this week. Apparently there's an epidemic going on. No, not that outbreak of Ebola in Africa, but an epidemic of 'non-communicable diseases' (NCDs) and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he is going to put a stop to it.

Tedros hasn't outlined what people will die of when non-communicable diseases are wiped out, but then it's never going to happen. The campaign against NCDs will be endless, thereby giving the 'public health' lobby endless opportunities to regulate people's lifestyles.

I have written about this for Spectator Health. Do have a read.


In the article, I show a few tweets from the conference in which western do-gooders fret about first world problems in third world countries. The tweet below was sent too late for me to include it, but it deserves a mention. Affluent people 'succumbing' to McDonalds in Africa. The horror!

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