The people campaigning for "We must do everything possible to extend each life as long as possible." aren't spending their money, they're spending other people's money and probably siphoning off some of that for themselves.
Well, there are researchers who see aging as a disease and these are different. They are trying to fix healthspan and lifespan altogether. They don't advertise for expensive medicine but for how diet, supplementation, and lifestyle can improve healthspan and lifespan. They do genetic research and achieved really marvelous outcomes. But genetic research is highly restricted. So I guess we'll never see it in humans because of medical ethics. It's ridiculous how they prevent any genetic intervention in new life that could create a new generation of humans who are immune to many serious pathogens, autoimmune diseases, etc. Because there is a little chance that one of these people would later demand to get their ill genes back.
I'd understand it if it was for religious reasons. Nevertheless, they are still ignoring that evolution doesn't work anymore in a society like ours. Even creationists will have to admit that evolution changed people after the creation and this is just how nature works. Nature doesn't work anymore. People with weak genes reproduce and cause more suffering in their children, intended or not. This could be prevented.
My current Primary is wonderful. He has all the traits typically lacking. Openness. Empathy. He listens. He knows about ME. He knew about Stanford. He is creative. I think this is not at all typical of most Med Doctors.
I envy you. Even private doctors in Germany aren't more invested in CFS/ME patients or solving difficult problems. They're just trying to sell their special therapies.
I went to school with Pre Med students. Of the students I met, I would NEVER give my body over to a single one of them. Maybe one of them, but not the other 24. Whats motivating those people? Ego and Greed and status.
I'm not sure how enrollment requirements are in Britain or the US, but in my state, you only have a chance with the best marks possible (A+). From my personal experience, such persons are in one of two groups. Either they're very talented social loners, not necessarily the extrovert-empathic type. Or they are narcissistic predators who are willing to make any sacrifice if it serves their goals. Neither of these two groups fit how I'd expect the stereotype of a personal physician to be. The first group is talented and should go into medical research. The second group shouldn't study but get therapy. Narcissists should not be allowed to be in control over other people and their lives.
So I'm not surprised that the only good doctors I've met in Germany migrated from other European countries. Or they were women.
Medical education really needs a thorough reformation. In a famous university in my state, they did an anonymous survey asking the students if they take illegal drugs during the exam preparation (Methylphenidate, etc.).
By far, it was most common among medical students. How else are you supposed to remember all the useless things for the exam? This is completely useless in a digitalized world where information can be stored far more efficiently on microchips. The human brain is made to process information and not to store it for recitation.