Americans are now dying younger on average than they used to, breaking from all global and historical patterns of predictable improvement. They are dying younger than in any peer countries, even accounting for the larger impact of the pandemic here. They are dying younger than in China, Cuba, the Czech Republic or Lebanon….
… increasingly the American mortality anomaly, which is still growing, is explained not by the middle-aged or elderly but by the deaths of children and teenagers. One in 25 American 5-year-olds now won’t live to see 40, a death rate about four times as high as in other wealthy nations…. Over three pandemic years, Covid-19 was responsible for just 2 percent of American pediatric and juvenile deaths….
In 2021, according to a JAMA essay published in March, more than twice as many kids died from poisoning, including drug overdoses, as from Covid-19. More than three times as many died of suicide, more than four times as many died from homicide, and more than five times as many died in car crashes and other transportation accidents.
2 thoughts on “Why Is American Life Expectancy Tanking? It’s the Early Death of the Young”
John, your article ends with, “sensible firearm policies are not progressing with the speed that pediatric suicides and homicides require.” You don’t care about children. You should expose how Centene is the largest for American children in Medicaid, Obamacare, and the State’s Children Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). Centene has the Chicago Foster children and it takes over a year to see a doctor(!) Plus, Centene’s 8/2022 Obamacare class action lawsuit under the RICO Act (Criminal Organization) you or the NYT will NEVER mention. It’s like Hillary prays to Molloch and we have quietly given America’s children to evil Centene of St. Louis.
The United States is unique in many ways in that we tend to value individual liberties over collective harmony. Freedom also means the freedom to take risks and do things young people shouldn’t do.