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US Life Expectancy Hits A New Record

From a conflicted Associated Press:

US life expectancy surpasses 78, a new record

Wed Mar 16, 2011

ATLANTA – U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years. The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a preliminary report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 2.4 million people died in the United States in 2009 — roughly 36,000 fewer deaths than the year before.

Deaths were down for a range of causes, from heart disease to homicide, so experts don’t believe there’s one simple explanation for the increase in life expectancy. Better medical treatment, vaccination campaigns and public health measures against smoking are believed to be having an impact.

The answer is obvious as the nose on your face. It’s all due to President Obama.

U.S. life expectancy has been generally increasing since at least the 1940s, though some years it held steady and a few times it temporarily dipped.

Previously, the CDC said a one-month dip occurred in 2008 to 77 years and 11 months. But in Wednesday’s report, the agency corrected that to 78 years, attributing the glitch to a computer programming error.

Belatedly, "we realized there’s something wrong here" in the 2008 estimate, said Ken Kochanek, a CDC statistician

Still, it was a handy piece of agit-prop to use against the Bush administration and for the push for Obama-care, wasn’t it?

More good news from the new report: The infant mortality rate hit a record low of 6.42 deaths per 1,000 live births, a drop of nearly 3 percent from 2008.

Not counting abortions, of course.

But not everyone benefitted. While life expectancy for whites rose, it held steady for blacks. The infant mortality rate for black babies did not improve either.

As a result, the racial gap got a little wider. Whites already live about four years longer than blacks, and the margin grew by about two months.

Naturally. Therefore more money must be transferred to black people.

The gap between the sexes also persisted. Overall male life expectancy is roughly 75 1/2 , for females it’s about 80 1/2

Which, oddly enough, means that more money must be transferred to women.

Other highlights from the 2009 report include:

The influenza/pneumonia death rate dropped nearly 5 percent, even though 2009 was the year that the swine flu pandemic hit

Gosh, so the swine flu "pandemic turned out to be a lie, after all?

What will the CDC tell us next? – And why should we ever believe them?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “US Life Expectancy Hits A New Record”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Good thing Baby Joseph made it to the USA.

  2. JohnMG says:

    …..”The influenza/pneumonia death rate dropped nearly 5 percent, even though 2009 was the year that the swine flu pandemic hit…”

    Mostly as a result of people refusing to take the shots. In a little-reported study, it was found that the swine flu vaccine killed more people than it saved. Your chances of surviving it rose as the number of people immunized fell. They can’t give that shit away now that the truth is known. But don’t expect to see THAT in any government reports.

  3. wardmama4 says:

    The infant mortality rate for black babies did not improve either

    How to say it here – oh what the heck – it starts in the womb, if they get out alive – they have all cards stacked against them.

    Yes a computer glitch caused a dip during the Bush years – I can’t wait to see how (ten years later) they explain a drop during The Won’s regime – most especially IF the TWMBR death panels set in. . .

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      “they have all cards stacked against them.

      That is, if you look at it the right way. Fatherless home, incapable mother, poor living conditions, boyfriends coming and going, constant upheaval, violence, parental inattention, gang-pressure, etc, etc. But see, it’s all “whitey’s fault”. Thus more trillions of dollars must be thrown at it. Well, it’s been 45 years and the results are in. Black crime keeps going up. Black education is at an all-time low. Black prison population has gone way up. But, gang membership is also up, so I guess it’s not all bad.

      So it naturally follows, “What good was all that spent money?” and “Where did it make the most difference?”

      Truth is, there was none and it didn’t make any difference at all. For the whites who suffered from crippling guilt in the 60’s, it would seem they didn’t feel guilty enough. But I submit that you could give every last piece of wealth to every living black person right now, and come back in a week and you’d find it all so incredibly the same.

    • GetBackJack says:

      Statistically speaking, the primary Cause of Death (COD) is being born.

    • wardmama4 says:

      Rusty – I was going to go there but deleted it as I did not want to ‘suggest’ that the black lifespan/problem is solely in their own hands – so to speak and thus it appears they have no regard for themselves – much less their children. And exactly how is that my fault at all? And how can money change that at all – if you don’t have that it inside you (desire to succeed, motivation, dream, compassion, concern – whatever it is) – all the money in the World – ain’t gonna change a thing. Ever.

  4. River0 says:

    This is not a blessing. All kinds of awful diseases crop up when we live too long; Alzheimers, strokes, cancers, joint and bone collapse, and so forth. Let me go quickly at 72 or so. We’ll go bankrupt taking care of the elderly unless there’s a miraculous breakthrough in medicine.

  5. yadayada says:

    just a first step in tellng us theat they simply MUST raise the social security eligibility age.
    why is it whenever the gubmint talks about budget cuts, the first thing they talk about is the dreaded 3rd rail?
    eliminate the NEA (both of them), EPA, HUD, ACF, African development foundation, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Commission of Fine Arts, Corporation for National and Community Service, Disability Employment Policy Office, Education Department (ED, aptly named), Election Assistance Commission, etc. ad infinitum.

    as the saying goes- a billion here, a billion there, pretty soon yer talkin’ real money. they never really cut the budget.

    • canary says:

      The EPA really needs to go they are worthless. They don’t do anything. We could do without the CDC, they just create fear to hire more workers. We could never trust them in an emergency.

      About 7 years ago, there were all these studies saying people would soon be living to over 100, and just about as many vaccines are coming out. Don’t you just love those medicine commercials telling you all the damage the medicine can do.

    • wardmama4 says:

      Yes indeed – I am so sick and tired of hearing education, police, teachers blah, blah, blah and the Dems come back with slash defense (10% of the budget) – when there are so many options out there.
      In the late 70s I became interested in politics (in DC) when I found out the budget still included a wool subsidy from WWI and a helium subsidy from WWII – come on people – that is stupidity to the max. Cut all that bs right now – I’m am sure there are silly little things like that still hanging around (makes you wonder why they did away with the line item veto?!?)
      Cut all the useless/agenda oriented programs (bet if it had to do with anything conservative- oh wait – my bad). Cut ’em – start at 25% and then counter offer with 100% – bet that would get the negotiating going.
      Cut everything across the board – chose a percent 10, 20, 50 – You have to offer something – to make the Dems have to defend/explain their position.
      2 billion, 3 billion, heck even 6 billion is indeed a start but when there is no money – you don’t cut out the Sunday paper delivery – and crow to the skies – LOOK I DID SOMETHING TO FIX MY BUDGET.
      Won’t work in the real world – so is DC not part of the real world? Are these guys knowing/living something that We The People don’t know about? Or is it just pure and simple arrogance and a desire not to let those who work for a living to keep what they have earned?
      How about putting into each and every fiscal request – exactly where in the Constitution it is listed as a power of Congress to do it? Drop the POTUS out of it – It is Congress who enacts this bogus spending into action – the POTUS (as we are seeing very clearly now) has nothing to do but look good. And by the end of their terms – even that is hard to do.
      Hey GOP in DC – DO SOMETHING – NOW while we still have a country to fix.

    • proreason says:

      “I found out the budget still included a wool subsidy from WWI and a helium subsidy from WWII – come on people – that is stupidity to the max”

      you seem to be under the impression, wm, that the government exists to serve the people.

      But as we all know, the government actually exists to serve the politicians.

  6. oldpuppydixie says:

    78?? OH NO!! This is why HusseinCare is so important. The left has to begin killing off all of those damned aging Republican voters before they can sway more elections!!!

  7. Tater Salad says:

    Not only a humans life expectancy is going up and lasting longer, but under Obamacare, so will your dogs life expentancy head north………at everyones expense. Does this mean that if you don’t have “Dog/Obamacare health insurance you will be fined/taxed?


  8. preparing4theworst says:

    My personal theory is that as many as possible are trying to live long enough to try to vote the liberals out then they can go ahead and cross over……

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