Kevin Kazakevich’s They are going to kill us all doubles as a critique of the U.S. healthcare system and a promotion for his personal approach to preventative medicine.
Noting incorrectly that the U.S. spends $9,000 per capita on health care (currently it’s closer to $13,000), Kazakevich reports European countries spend half as much but enjoy a higher living standard and longer life expectancy. The reason for the discrepancy, he argues, is Americans are chary of “alternative health care solutions,” and so the healthcare industry cashes in on this backwardness, turning “massive profits” while “the overall health of the country fails to improve.”
It’s an intriguing thesis, but Kazakevich struggles to prove it. He offers insubstantial, outdated evidence in lieu of a well-built argument. For example, at one point, he writes: “Based on recent analyses the sleep medicine industry exceeded $32.4 billion in 2012 revenues.”
Furthermore, the author cites conspiracy theories: Was COVID a bioweapon, he wonders, and did Bill Gates and the CIA provide third-world countries with vaccines as a means of population control? He asserts vaccines given to children contain toxins linked to health disorders, such as autism. He also warns about EMR (Extrinsic Electromagnetic Radiation), speculating it causes leukemia, ADHD and numerous other problems.
In much the same manner, Kazakevich outlines his personal care approach – a complex “anti-aging” method that combines healthy diet, vitamins, herbal and other supplements, with detoxification treatments, including chelation therapy for removing metal toxins from the body. He urges readers to take responsibility for their own health, but he does not consider the expense of this, nor does he acknowledge his privilege as a medical doctor in enabling him to explore these options. The result is a misleading self-help addendum, concluding a short-sighted attack on healthcare.
In all, readers will find this a disjointed, often questionable discussion of various aspects of U.S. healthcare.
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