Pandemics: Capitalism versus Communism!

United States and China are the two most powerful rivals on the global scene that are working almost independently but tirelessly on getting the Covid-19 under control. The question in the mind of many is “which of the two superpower’s health systems is more efficient and suitable for suppressing the current corona pandemic?”

Let’s hope that the two world leaders will celebrate their victory over the current pandemic with a few bottles of Mexican Corona beer!

The American
Exceptionalism:
Our country is
the pillar of individualism and utilizes a health system that is by far the
most suitable one in the world for addressing medical needs of individual
patients. Any person with proper medical insurance or optimal financial status
can potentially secure high quality medical and health services in the US.
Meanwhile, we are wired to look at the world with our own individualistic
biases that favor freedom of action for individuals over the collective or
state-controlled worldly outlooks. We consider it as our own inalienable right
to opt in or out of receiving any health-related interventions. Let’s be
truthful to our core once and say it out loud: “I am an American, I have the
right to refuse any health-related intervention or preventative measure for myself
or my family!”
 

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Dr. Eftekar (Dr. E) is the founder and head coach of the Center for Conquest of Longevity and Northwestern Medical Review. A unique attribute of Dr. E is his well-rounded academic background that, in addition to the science of medicine, extends over several other disciplines such as physiology of aging and longevity, philosophy of science and medicine, and integrated kinesiology.

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