"Sickest Part Of A Sick America": The Region Where Health Officials Fear The Worst COVID-19 Devastation | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

"Sickest Part Of A Sick America": The Region Where Health Officials Fear The Worst COVID-19 Devastation

After New Orleans last month emerged as the United States' new southern epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic, threatening other states across the region, a review in Bloomberg Law of how the South as already "the sickest part of America" could be hit hardest before the crisis eventually wanes paints a very bleak picture.

Home to the highest rates of obesity, hypertension, heart attacks, and strokes, combined with expansive rural and impoverished areas that have poor health care access, the South is especially vulnerable for a "virus that is particularly lethal for people with underlying health conditions," according to the report.

“Covid-19 is going to be a disaster in the Southeast,” Aaron Milstone, a Tennessee pulmonologist, told Bloomberg Law. “We’ll see higher morbidity, which is getting sick from the virus, and higher mortality, which is dying from the virus.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I must admit that I have a hug/punch relationship with Bill Maher, (and Bill, no worries; my "punches" are more like a gentle tap on the shoulder) whose last "Real Time" show was done from his home in "Affluent LAzia".

But when he champions healthy living and eating, he has my utmost attention and respect (at least for those moments he is championing those issues).

I look like the side of the family which had massive cardiovascular risks, many due to diet and life style issues, so I have really deliberately worked hard to keep my weight down, and I think it has paid off in my being able to walk and talk on my own, nearing 71 years of age next month.

Yes, you will have to re-learn how to eat, and that organic veggies are your friends, and how to use spices instead of salt; but if that will earn you a little more healthy time on this planet, why the heck not?!?

I have 3 wonderful grand nephews, and 1 wonderful grand niece, I want to be around for, and there with, as they grow up; and I want to be healthy doing that. So if you are not thinking about yourself, think about the family and friends you love, and spending quality time with them.