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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 06:17 PM

Roughly 40% of the USA's coronavirus deaths could have been prevented, new study says

About 40% of the nation’s coronavirus deaths could have been prevented if the United States’ average death rate matched other industrialized nations, a new Lancet Commission report has found.

While the Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era faulted former President Donald Trump’s “inept and insufficient” response to COVID-19, its report said roots of the nation’s poor health outcomes are much deeper.

Commission co-chairs Dr. Steffie Woolhandler and Dr. David Himmelstein, professors at the City University of New York's Hunter College and longtime advocates for a single-payer health system such as "Medicare for All," said the report, published Thursday, underscores decades of health, economic and social policies that have accelerated the nation’s disparities.

The report found U.S. life expectancy began trailing other industrialized nations four decades ago. In 2018, two years before the pandemic, the report said 461,000 fewer Americans would have died if U.S. mortality rates matched other Group of Seven nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

https://news.yahoo.com/us-ailing-lancet-commission-blasts-050121470.html

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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 06:43 PM

1. K&R for visibility.

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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 06:48 PM

2. The US had 4% of the world population but over 20% of deaths and cases

trump screwed up. If trump had taken the steps that other nations have taken, a large number of deaths could have been avoided

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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 06:53 PM

3. That's what happens when you nation has a plantation economy.

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