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Bill Maher Is Right Again - Slash COVID Deaths by Attacking Obesity
Fauci, Birx, Redfield, Adams, All Blamed For Silence on Major Factor Causing Deaths
He blames political correctness, saying: "you're playing with peoples' lives. If you're always on about how this is a life-and-death issue, and it is, we can't have body positivity be a third rail any more. Political correctness can kill. . . . This is too fundamental to who lives who dies."
In his criticism Maher called out, by name, infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, CDC Director Robert Redfield, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams.
Maher is clearly correct, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who has led the movement to use legal action - fat law suits - against obesity to fight not only America's second most deadly and costly public health problem, but also to help slash the unnecessary deaths from COVID-19.
For that, Professor Banzhaf has been called the lawyer "Who's Leading the Battle Against Big Fat," and "The Man Big Tobacco and Now Fast Food Love to Hate." Recently, like Maher he argued:
"Americans are being bombarded with messages urging them to take steps - such as hand washing, keeping their distance, wiping surfaces, etc. - to reduce deaths from the coronavirus, but little about making other changes which could likewise slash the COVID-19 death toll, and in addition also save millions of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars in other unnecessary medical costs."
"If governments can mandate Americans to stay in their homes, shut many businesses, wear masks, as well as put huge numbers of people out of work to combat only one disease [COVID-19], logically they should be willing to take other measures, - which are much less intrusive and only minimally disruptive - to reduce it, as well as other major causes of unnecessary deaths, disability, and massive medical costs by attacking obesity; e.g., by taking well-proven and no-cost steps such as limiting commercials, adding warning labels, banning cartoon figures, etc."