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US Life expectancy is short and getting shorter


'Live free and die?' The sad state of U.S. life expectancy - NPR

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  • Also: Maternal mortality in the U.S. reached a high in 2021.
  • Also, a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association
       found rising mortality rates among U.S. children and adolescents.
  • "American children are less likely to live to age 5 than children in other high-income countries," the authors write on the second page. It goes on: "Even Americans with healthy behaviors,
    • for example, those who are not obese or do not smoke, appear to have higher disease rates than their peers in other countries."
  • ""If you add up the excess deaths that have occurred in the United States because of this unfolding problem, it dwarfs what happened during COVID-19,..."
  • However, "the United States has higher survival after age 75 than do peer countries,..."

Reminder: in the US Big Pharma just has to show that a new drug is better than a placebo.
In many other countries a new drug must be more cost-effective than the existing drug.

See also VitaminDWiki

Wikipedia Life Expectancy 2020

Saudi Arabia76.6$1bn/year funding to increase it

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