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US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« on: September 01, 2022, 07:01:14 am »
Li! How can this be? How can your gold-plated mega-country be
such an easy place to snuff it. Tell me it ain't true.

Government data showed life expectancy at birth now stands at 76.1
compared to 79 in 2019. That is the steepest two-year decline in a century.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62740249


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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2022, 08:19:56 am »
COVID19?

More sedentary lifestyle brought on by self-quarantining, watching TV more, walking less. There is a direct relationship between how often you move and how long you live, at a population level.
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2022, 08:27:27 am »
The USA is a huge and varied place.

 Hawaii has a life expectancy of 82.3, which is somewhere between Spain and Ireland. Hawaii also has the second lowest obesity rate after Colorado, almost the exact same as Ireland's and a little higher than Spain's. Meanwhile, Mississippi has the highest obesity rate and a life expectancy of 74.9. 

There's pretty much a 1:1 correlation between a state's obesity level and life expectancy. Obesity levels are rising across the United States, and around the world.

Does this answer your question? 

tl;dr: the fats
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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2022, 08:35:34 am »
I just looked it up out of curiosity, and according to CDC obesity shortens one's lifespan more than long-term heroin abuse. So if you are obese and reading this, you know what to do.
Does your wife submit to you?


Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2022, 09:07:32 am »
Remember in middle school when you learned you can't draw sweeping conclusions off of one statistic and you have to dig deeper? OP apparently slept through that.
Remember in high school when you learned you can't draw sweeping conclusions off of one statistic and you have to dig deeper? OP apparently slept through that.
Remember in college when you learned you can't draw sweeping conclusions off of one statistic and you have to dig deeper? OP apparently slept through that.


Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2022, 09:10:10 am »
I guess the only reasonable conclusion to draw from OP's post is that South Korea has far better doctors than the U.S.


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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2022, 09:22:11 am »
Remember in middle school when you learned you can't draw sweeping conclusions off of one statistic and you have to dig deeper? OP apparently slept through that.
Remember in high school when you learned you can't draw sweeping conclusions off of one statistic and you have to dig deeper? OP apparently slept through that.
Remember in college when you learned you can't draw sweeping conclusions off of one statistic and you have to dig deeper? OP apparently slept through that.

Ain't no reason to worry about crap like that Laddie-buck. This is the
BBC. The gold standard of news. Every fact checked, re-checked and
then checked again.



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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2022, 09:29:33 am »
I guess the only reasonable conclusion to draw from OP's post is that South Korea has far better doctors than the U.S.

are we really still on about this


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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2022, 10:02:03 am »
I guess the only reasonable conclusion to draw from OP's post is that South Korea has far better doctors than the U.S.

https://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=125181.msg896534;topicseen#new


Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2022, 10:19:55 am »
Ain't no reason to worry about crap like that Laddie-buck. This is the
BBC. The gold standard of news. Every fact checked, re-checked and
then checked again.
This has nothing to do with the BBC accurately reporting a decline in U.S. life expectancy. We're talking about why this decline is taking place.

Also, the BBC never gets things catastrophically wrong. They're infallible!

https://deadline.com/2022/07/bbc-news-apology-wrong-footballer-picture-rape-arrest-report-1235064619/

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BBC News has had to apologize after a picture of premier league footballer Raheem Sterling was displayed while airing a report about a completely different footballer arrested for alleged sexual offenses.

Now that is of course, more of a technical malfunction, but even the best get things wrong.

Also, at least according to this professor at Columbia University (not exactly a nothing school), the BBC's reputation isn't actually supported by reality.
 https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2018/11/23/when-the-bbc-did-fake-news


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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2022, 10:29:43 am »
Yeah the BBC isn't the gold standard anymore. Journalism as a whole has gone downhill.


Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2022, 12:06:41 pm »
Everyone knows it's the 5G nanites in the Bill Gates George Sorros gene therapy mRNA shots we all got over the last two years  8)
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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2022, 01:39:01 pm »

Yeah the BBC isn't the gold standard anymore. Journalism as a whole has gone downhill.


Unfortunately I would have to agree with you here.

So much badly written clickbait. Even the BBC is now
like a soft news magazine instead of a hard news
outlet.

The "Guardian" is better. I don't like CNN's format
with it's autoplay, pop-ups and weird habit of not returning
to where you originally clicked on a story.

Drudge Report is entertaining.






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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2022, 01:49:00 pm »
hasn't the associated press always been the gold standard for news.  I thought the trustworthiness of the BBC was that there were severe penalties for reporting incorrectly. I don't think America has that law. Or they're skirting it by calling their programming entertainment, despite droves of lemmings thinking its news. Marto's guy Tucker is in that category. They skirt the "news" of it by saying its just entertainment. Also in the way America television personalities are "Just asking questions"...  "Don't you think its weird how all of the kids today are ..... at the same time ......?"


Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2022, 02:04:06 pm »
hasn't the associated press always been the gold standard for news.  I thought the trustworthiness of the BBC was that there were severe penalties for reporting incorrectly. I don't think America has that law. Or they're skirting it by calling their programming entertainment, despite droves of lemmings thinking its news. Marto's guy Tucker is in that category. They skirt the "news" of it by saying its just entertainment. Also in the way America television personalities are "Just asking questions"...  "Don't you think its weird how all of the kids today are ..... at the same time ......?"
I think anyone that relies on any single source and doesn't take in news from all across the spectrum is the one that is really getting an inaccurate picture. Take in all the sources, see where they agree, then see where they differ. See which one makes the best case. Maybe both do and you're unsure. Maybe both make a crappy case. Maybe one makes a good case in one area and the other in another. Maybe they're in the middle. Maybe one is outright wrong and the other exactly right. But if you can't handle news outlets from different views than yours, odds are you're prioritizing "makes me feel good" over actual analysis.


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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2022, 02:10:42 pm »
But if you can't handle news outlets from different views than yours, odds are you're prioritizing "makes me feel good" over actual analysis.

news outlets dont have "views".  Entertainment programs do.
news are facts.
if youre reading news outlets that have views, youre reading propaganda, no matter how mild, or extreme.


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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2022, 02:19:07 pm »
news outlets dont have "views".  Entertainment programs do.
news are facts.
if youre reading news outlets that have views, youre reading propaganda, no matter how mild, or extreme.

by that definition every news outlet on the planet is entertainment or propaganda (actually true) at which point you both are just saying the same thing with different words


Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2022, 02:58:28 pm »
news outlets dont have "views".  Entertainment programs do.
news are facts.
if youre reading news outlets that have views, youre reading propaganda, no matter how mild, or extreme.
This requires you to believe that "news" organizations are run by infallible entities who are not susceptible to bias. There is no such thing. Every outlet will have some kind of view. It is human nature.


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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2022, 03:00:15 pm »
This requires you to believe that "news" organizations are run by infallible entities who are not susceptible to bias. There is no such thing. Every outlet will have some kind of view. It is human nature.

That's just your view.


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Re: US life expectancy falls to lowest level since 1996
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2022, 03:05:19 pm »

Apparently C-SPAN is the most trusted source for US gov't news.
It is unedited, always live and so phenomenally boring that nobody
actually knows if this is true because it is so painful to watch,