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Yet the median disposable income per person, after adjustments for government provided healthcare and education is enormously higher than any other nation, according to the OECD.https://data.oecd.org/...
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West Virginia is 92% non-Hispanic white (2018) and has the lowest life expectancy of any US state (74.8). Which clearly disproves that common hypothesis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._s...
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Similar gaps between the US and comparable countries are apparent at age 40 too: https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/u-s-lif......
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The maternal mortality rate in the US is about 50% higher than in the UK for white mothers (8 versus 12), and the same for Black mothers (about 40): https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-47115305.Asians...
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Re: universal healthcare. Latinos in the US have the highest rates of lacking health insurance (20% versus 5% for non-Hispanic whites). But they have the second highest life expectancy (81.8 years—lon...
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There are places where they don't use insurance, it's cash only. The Surgery Center of Oklahoma does cash only and will tell you the cost before you even contact a surgeon or specialist. It's on their...
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The costs of malpractice insurance vary a lot based on specialty and location:https://www.leveragerx.com/blog/medical-malpractice-insuranc...A few years back I was reading articles on how doctors were...
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Average tenancy length is two years (https://www.residentrated.com/blog/2019/6/10/average-us-rent...). So you'll have more money on your hands if you drop your rents by one third rather than leave it...
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I don't know where you work or where you live or how much you make. I can't possibly fashion a response specifically for you.Rent control, minimum wage are duct tape solutions that don't work in the l...
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Food is not only insanely subsidized ..in the United States, it is cheap due to imports from developing countries and exploited farm labour.Also: farmers get 7.8c of every food dollar.https://www.wash...
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Yeah, it's really unfortunate the situation has become almost cult like. I have no explanation for these incoherent belief systems. No one said staying ahead of the ignorant and malicious was going to...
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https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2020/demo/p60-27...6.8% increase in median household income from 2018-2019. Look at the stats, most of that growth went into the lower quintiles.And no, ev...
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Suicides are up.The evidence for that is quite weak.From https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4352Overall, the literature on the effect of covid-19 on suicide should be interpreted with caution. Most ...
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How about this, then. From https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-hidden-long-term-cog... :> There is one inevitable conclusion from these studies: COVID infection frequently leads to brain damage —...
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Are you sure? From https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/... :> In this study of a cohort of German patients recently recovered from COVID-19 infection, CMR revealed cardiac inv...
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Interestingly, in the UK the average age of people who die from coronavirus (82.4) is slightly older than the average age of people dying of other causes (81.5).https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/aver...
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Sweden basically did a lockdown - it just wasn't state-mandated.If you look at the mobility data [1], you'll see that Sweden followed a very similar trend to its neighbors, and actually maintained low...
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To get a better idea of why zooming out 20 years isn't reasonable, take a look at the past 120 years in the US (Sweden's numbers likely follow the same trajectory): https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visua...
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If you zoom out 200 years, this year's mortality looks awesome!Yes, the world has become a safer place to live in over the years.Given the downward trend in age adjusted deaths per million over time, ...
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Sweden had pretty good numbers over the summer, but sadly have a spike of cases over the last month. Essentially half of the total covid cases in Sweden have occurred in time. So with some lag, I'd ...
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