We want healthy longevity to be normal. Research shows that health in old age is build from a life time of beneficial habits. There are nations that enjoy excellent health into old age, sadly New Zealand is not one of them. We have some of the highest rates of heart disease, strokes, motor neuron disease. Our alternative solution is to emulate what the most successful countries do and recreate their lifestyles and diet here in New Zealand.
The Outdoors Party wants to overhaul our medical systems to create good health rather our current: ‘disease management system’. The Covid-19 scare is an example of this – experienced medical professionals noticed certain medications made patients more susceptible to the Corona-SARS-2 virus covid19. Government needed to act quickly to replace harmful medications with safer ones and promote therapies proven to be effective for all novel infections, instead of just crossing their fingers and hoping for the best.