Sunday, October 21, 2018

 here is an exploration of where we are compared to the rest of the world. you may not like the writers conclusion but you can't argue with his clearly presented facts of 'our' way of life and its results;

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The US has fallen off a cliff on global health statistics, plummeting an unprecedented 21 places in the world index. Moreover, the US is expected to fall even further behind over the next 20 years. Mellan Solly at The Smithsonian Magazine analyzed the numbers in a just-published Lancet article
While most countries are projected to experience a stark increase in lifespan, as much as 4 years, over the next two decades, the US will improve only slightly, plunging into a profound stagnation healthwise.
The US has switched places in the world rankings with China. You have to look closely at the Lancet Map to tell, but the US is very light blue like Brazil in 2040, and all of Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, and some of the Middle East (Saudi Arabia up to the Levant) will have healthier and longer-lived populations than the US in 2040. In Spain and Japan people will have a life expectancy of 85. That of the US will be several years shorter.

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