reviewed: Ben Greenfield Fitness
Shame on Ben Greenfield
I know that Ben is ant-vaccine but his last podcast was over the top irresponsible. Ben says that the vast majority of Covid deaths are the elderly or those who have chronic conditions, which is true. However, he neglects to tell how the Delta variant has changed things. Covid deaths of Covid unvaccinated young people are up 3 fold since beginning of summer. Ben says that we shouldn’t go ‘back to normal’ because normal is an America overwhelmed by chronic illnesses. Again that’s true. I agree that the best way to prevent the NEXT pandemic is for Americans to get healthier. However, it’s a little too late for that for COVID. We MUST get vaccinated now and then the country must shift to ALSO focusing on getting Americans to live healthy lives. To disparage the COVID vaccine and tell people they should resist the government controlling their health is despicable. Americans who can must get the vaccine in order to stop the rise in the pandemic. AND America must start to focus on healthy living - over big pharma - to be ready for the next pandemic. SHAME ON Ben Greenfield. While I listen to many many podcasts, yours is the only podcast I subscribe to. I really like your topics as well as how deep you go into the science. However, I am SO disappointed in your ‘Ben got COVID’ episode. As soon as you said that because your symptoms were so light that you thought it was a joke, I turned the podcast off. How blessed you are that your symptoms were mild? Then for you to mock the seriousness of this pandemic with your question ‘we shut down the economy for this?’. I wonder what the millions of exhausted healthcare workers thought of that dismissive and callous statement? I wonder what the families of the 400,000 who have lost a loved one thought? Or maybe one of the thousands of ‘long haulers’ who still are struggling. You obviously have the right to feel as you do but it was incredibly irresponsible for you to say what you did on your podcast. People listen to you. That’s kinda the point of following you. You just gave fuel to the millions who think we are over-reacting, those who refuse to wear masks or social distance. Those that keep gathering at bars, keep travelling, keep gathering in large numbers. Your cavalier comment just validated their thinking. Plus now we have a new, much more contagious variant that will likely challenge our healthcare systems and economy even more. Please please use your platform to encourage people to take this pandemic seriously and ask listeners to do what needs to be done, even if inconvenient, to slow the spread. I am so angry at your dismissing your experience and the seriousness of this pandemic that I cannot listen to you. Maybe I will come back some day but for now I am unsubscribing and won’t be listening. Shame on you Ben. I expected so much more of you.
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