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January 30, 2020

US Life Expectancy Increases For First Time In Four Years

Hmm:

Life expectancy in the U.S. rose in 2018, the first such increase in four years, according to a report the National Center for Health Statistics published on Thursday.

The average American man will live to be 76, and the average woman will live to be 81.

Those gains were driven by declines in 6 of the 10 leading causes of death between 2017 and 2018, and a notable drop in drug overdose deaths.

Overdose deaths, after increasing for decades, fell for the first time in 28 years, from 70,237 in 2017 to 67,367 in 2018, according to the report.

It's almost like people are feeling more hopeful now.

But nah, we should go back to people dying younger just so Jonah Goldberg's speaking fee can go back up to 2015 levels.

That's what's really important -- how much money NeverTrump can fleece from the rubes.


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