lundi 17 juillet 2017

UK - Life expectancy not increasing

Possibly due to the effects of austerity, and in particular reduced amounts of money being spent on health, social care and welfare - according to an academic in UCL (University College London)


Austerity may be starting to affect how long we live in England, according to a leading health expert.

Life expectancy has been rising for decades, but the latest data shows the rate of increase has slowed.

University College London expert Sir Michael Marmot said he was "deeply concerned" by the situation, saying it was "entirely possible" austerity was affecting how long people live.
Then again, possibly not - according to the government ;)

If it is due to austerity, I'd expect to see life expectancy continuing to increase for the richest and start to reverse for the poorest.

The Trump administration is in the process of being even more austere, especially with respect to access to healthcare so I'd also expect to see similar falls in life expectancy over there in the next few years if the academic is right.

via International Skeptics Forum

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