This article argues that slowing aging is better policy than treating disease.
That is like saying it is better to avoid traffic accidents than to just crash and repair cars. Did we really need an editorial to explain that ?
Of course, the truth is that the two are inextricably linked. If you read my book, Telomere Timebombs, you will understand that there is a single cause to both aging and diseases and that telomerase activation is the key way to address both.