healthy population is no longer profitable in america.
Is this based on China COVID casualty estimates? I wouldn't put much stock in those.
Their own census just admitted they over-counted their own populace by 100 million people.
You really think that the country that reacts to every single positive case by locking the entire metro area of 30 million people in their apartments and giving every single resident three PCR tests a day for a month is the one that’s lying about COVID death figures?
And not the country where I had to wait on hold for an hour and then get a call back a week later in order to report my home rapid test being positive, and by that time I was already expected to go back to working in healthcare?
Anyways, the US life expectancy dropping has a little more to do with the overdose crisis than just COVID. 100,000 people a year dying at an average age of 35 brings the life expectancy down greater than 500,000 people a year dying at an average age of 70.
Never has been. The big tobacco lawyers went on to deny climate change, and a lot of the shit we pull in Latin America is about securing access to sugar. Michelle Obama was told to drop healthy eating from her childhood obesity program and focus exclusively on “being outside”.
Look at that sudden dip. WOW.
Just COVID in general and our abysmal healthcare system
And yet most Americans think they live in the best country in the world and when presented with evidence to the contrary such as this they get angry. Do you think deep down they know how bad the situation is?
That's what happens when you politicize medical care, and refuse to help people with medical bills.
I wonder what major event happened in 2019-2020 that caused this?
If Covid was the only thing that’s causing this then you’d most likely see a similar dip in the Chinese life expectancy graph as well.
China still has a 0 covid policy while covid really affected negatively affected unhealthy and elderly people in the US
How was their life expectancy only 45 in 1960?
I lived in China for many years prior to trump taking office. Still have local friends and foreign friends. I lived in a top tier city - so this could color my perspective. There are serious inequalities, there is also pretty brain dead nationalism there, but by in large what I observed was that the average citizen is better cared for than American citizens.
There are still serious inequality and brain dead nationalism in the US!
I know a few Chinese nationalists who would say the same thing coming out of mouths of Republicans, except they replace China with USA and vice versa.
Well when you have a dog shit health Care system that literally forces people out of their homes...
This is why capitalists are so afraid of communism and want to go to war with China. Communism produces better results.