Posted by Jack
A GOOD NEWS ~ BAD NEWS kind of story. . .
The new average life expectancy for Americans is 78.7 years, which puts the U.S. behind other developed nations and 1.5 years lower than the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) average life expectancy of 80.3. The OECD is a group of developed countries that includes Canada, Germany, Mexico, France, Japan, and the U.K.
So why has the U.S., a global leader in the length of life for its citizens in the 1960s, fallen so far in this metric for quality of the nation’s health?
A new study published in the BMJ journal looked into a broader cause behind the decline: despair.
The likely cause of this decline, in my humble opinion, is the despair of democrats over the election of Trump. By my estimation democrats have lost about 5 years so far, while conservatives have gained two, maybe three years. If this continues, expect democrats to start kicking the bucket around age 65, while all others will exceed 80 easily. If you are a democrat, maybe its time to change your party before its too late?