Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study

Pandemic behind biggest fall in life expectancy in western Europe since second world war, say researchers The Covid pandemic has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy in western Europe since the second world war, according to a study. Data from most of the 29 countries – spanning most of Europe, the US and Chile – thatContinue reading “Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study”

There Were More Deaths Than Births In Alabama Last Year, A Grim First For The State

In 2020, for the first time in recorded history, more people died in Alabama than were born in the state. “Our state literally shrunk,” Dr. Scott Harris, the state‘s top health official, said at a press briefing last week. The state saw some 64,714 total deaths last year, Harris said, compared with about 57,641 births. Those numbers are preliminary, andContinue reading “There Were More Deaths Than Births In Alabama Last Year, A Grim First For The State”

Xinjiang birth rates have fallen faster than any other territory on earth: report

Xinjiang in far western China had the sharpest known decline in birthrates between 2017 and 2019 of any territory in recent history, according to a new analysis by an Australian think tank. The report from the Australian Strategy Policy Institute, obtained exclusively ahead of publication by The Associated Press, showed the 48.74% decline was concentrated in areas withContinue reading “Xinjiang birth rates have fallen faster than any other territory on earth: report”

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