I can see that these are valid points, but the problem is that that horse has already bolted. In the US there are 34 mill diabetics. 69% are overweight or obese. 25 mill are asthmatics. Somebody should have listened to your message, which has been said many times by many people.
This is now the state of play, and I grieve for those Americans who think that those with underlying conditions could be left to their own devices, and the devil take the hindmost. Not a reference to you in particular. I don't know where you are from. But I think that most Americans who take this attitude are unaware that there are over 200 mill of their compadres in this boat.