Another crisis for Doctor Strangelove and why we need Public Health Collaboration

As you know, I’m pretty tough about our industrial age, and like many people, I share this opinion that our society is very sick.

The proof, it becomes almost a shame to talk about love, and even more to want to fight for it. Sometimes, when people tell me that I love too much, I have the feeling that people see it as a weakness, and that I should hide my agenda.

But I remind you that it is love that moves mountains, and love alone. Weakness is actually falling into hatred. Weakness is actually when the world’s leading political party becomes that of complainers, escapers of all kinds and other whims!

But back to the subject of today’s article, which continues the reflection on the collaboration between body and mind. And for that, I’m going to highlight an amazing co-leader, whom I’ve had the chance to find and follow for a year and three months.

In fact, since one of the first sessions of Together-Ensemble, the programme which accompanied the crisis within the European institutions, and which we had dedicated to our food. Indeed, with Obhi, from the start, we sought to encourage our leaders to consider ways to boost all of our immune systems to deal with this pandemic.

For this session on food, therefore, we had invited various worldwide experts, including one, in particular, who has contributed to changing my life and my outlook on love and care. He signs the return of Doctor Strangelove, this is Doctor Aseem Malhotra.

I could dedicate a love letter to him, since he has given me so much. But I will rather draw the main lessons from my collaboration with him, which officially started a few weeks after this show, on the island of Cyprus in October 2020, in the midst of the COVID crisis.

Over the past year, this man has been proving to me that we cannot heal the system without healing the health sector first. And it is therefore through his role as chairman of the Public Health Collaboration that he undertook this colossal project. I’ll give you the main points here:

  • Doctor Aseem Malhotra has a particular vision of medicine. First, he considers that half of what you learn in college turns out to be obsolete or totally false when you begin your practice. He therefore encourages the entire profession to think critically and to continue learning throughout their career.
  • Then, he has a rather radical position on pharmaceutical companies, whose appetite for money he basically regrets. According to him, drugs have not contributed that much to improving our health and extending our life expectancy. In particular, he launched a fascinating debate on statins in his latest book, when we know how many suffer from the side effects of this drug.
  • On the issue of vaccines, he also brings a rather critical vision, which is interesting to follow. He is not against, but he fiercely opposes the vaccine pass, suggesting that certain categories of the population would be more at risk of being vaccinated today, when they have sufficient immunity against COVID. He invites the entire medical population to look into the problem.
  • Finally, one of his great fights is about the need to truly support the health of patients through an approach that would be holistic, moving towards well-being and happiness. And to change for good the health guidelines, which are no longer based on the latest scientific evidence.

But there’s more to him. There is the fact that he is an orphan, who lost his father in the midst of the COVID crisis and who did not hesitate despite a bereavement that I imagine terrible to continue his ambitious project for the interest of all of us. When society should have taken care of him, he continued to take care of us.

And he did it in a way which I find remarkable. He is really there for his community, listening carefully, having those open conversations to stretch people, in order to push them towards love instead of fear. He is not falling in the usual traps of the judge, or the arrogant, or worse the narcissist.

And today, more than ever, I want us to stand up with him to heal the health sector, which has been proving to us for two years that it is in bad shape. You can watch this powerful conversation with him, myself and Obhi.

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