Chronic disease will cost $47 trillion by 2030

New warning comes from the World Economic Forum


The five leading chronic diseases may have a global economic impact of $47 trillion over the next two decades, says a study from the World Economic Forum conducted with the Harvard School of Public Health. The five diseases are cancer, diabetes, mental illness, respiratory disease and heart disease, and already kill over 36 million people a year. The cumulative output loss they are expected to cost makes up about 4 per cent of annual global GDP over the next two decades. These diseases are often linked to diet, tobacco, alcohol and exercise.



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Chronic disease will cost $47 trillion by 2030

  1. So, this is a feel-good story?  Are we to cheer?  Private business will sure be happy to hear this news.  I have to think that population control advocate are similarly pleased.  I have to think that corporate strategists are also glad, as they seem to be doing everything in their power to deprive the general population of the means of support. 

    But, oh, the hue and cry if the vested interests are threatened by even the mildest of correctives aimed at reducing the impact of these diseases of civilization. 

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