Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
The most important thing the government should do to improve health care is to clean the environment.
The increasingly deteriorated environment caused by the wide spread of industrialization is posing threat to the health of citizens. The government has been determined and has adopted harsh measures to improve people’s health care condition. Even though some claim that the most effective approach is to clean the environment, I insist that other methods can play a more significant part in ensuring people’s health.
Admittedly, the government taking actions to purify the air and the water can lead to instant result within a short period of time. With the reduction of eroded pipeline, people now enjoy less chance of catching respiratory diseases due to the cleaner water source. However, the external factors can only contribute a small part to the cause of human health problems. The government should have broader views to see that other major issues are still haunting civilians’ health.
For one thing, some epidemics triggered by non-environmental reasons should be a signal for the government to improve medical service and technology. In fact, the impact of the polluted surroundings only constitutes a small proportion of pathogeny. The outbreak of viruses, in most cases, can even cause larger scale damage than contamination. A review of history can reveal lots of astounding tragedies led by lagged medical condition. For example, when SARS burst out in China in 2003, the public soon got into a panic as the death toll kept going up. During that time, all SARS patients needed to be quarantined so that it would not infect others. Not only were wards required to （猜词互动）thousands of patients but also corresponding medical treatment was in urgent need, which involved many experts gathering together to figure out the coping approach. It is at this crucial point that the Chinese government reached out and provided generous fund to the research group. Therefore, with arduous effort, the malady was finally controlled. As can be seen, the immense power that the government can exercise should be utilized in supporting the development of cutting-edge medical technology.
For another thing, investing more in fitness equipment should also be a focus for the government in order to make people healthier. As the prevailing of the concept that modern people should keep a healthy lifestyle, an increasing number of people are busy searching for places where they can work out on a regular basis, because they are fully aware of the fact that the key to keeping fit is to strengthen their body. However, the reality is that there are only a limit number of choices when they want to do sports. Therefore, the government should assume the responsibility to offer more fitness facilities so that everyone can enjoy the healthy life brought by constant physical exercises. Taking my friend Jackson as an example. As a software engineer, he often has to work overtime, as late as 10 o’clock at night, to get his work done. The reason why he can balance the heavy load of work and his health is that he goes to the newly established gym nearby every weekend. The convenient condition for doing sports, to a great extent, encourages him to work out regularly. Compared to his colleagues who suffer from obesity and sedentary working pattern, my friend always feels so energetic at work. Thus, the government should create more chance for the public to get moving.
To sum up, despite the fact that making the environment cleaner can be seen as a feasible way to improve health care, the government should spend much more efforts in pursuing more advanced medical technology and providing more sporting facilities.
• haunt v. to continue to cause problems for a long time
The decision came back to haunt him.
• Respiratory adj. connected with breathing
If you smoke then the whole respiratory system is constantly under attack.
• Pathogeny n. cause of diseases
The pathogeny of hypertension is genetically related.
• Epidemic n. a large number of cases of a particular disease happening at the same time in a particular community
A flu epidemic is sweeping through Moscow.