The World Economic Forum (WEF) has reported – in coordination with Fortune – that the United States of America is behind other countries in the average lifespan of its citizens. American citizens are living shorter lives than other nations’ members.
WEF noted that the crime rate and the bad provisions for healthcare were the main reasons to blame for the lowered life expectancy for its citizens, Sy Mukherjee wrote in the WEF report. In fact, the gap is projected to grow between 2017 and 2030 on average, based on a new study in the Lancet.
Based on research from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College London, the average length of lives for the world will increase, but the deal with the United States is that its rate of improvement will be much slower compared to other countries.
For example, women will have an average lifespan of 83.3 while men will have an average lifespan of 79.5 there, by 2030. However, South Korea will fair much better with women living upwards of 91.1 years on average and men living to 84.1 years on average, also by 2030.
The reason for the current and growing discrepancy in the lifespans, apparently, comes down to the healthcare system in the US without a universal coverage policy tied to an attenuated – a weakened – safety new.
Other things include a fat nation, an obese nation. The authors of the study said, “The USA has the highest child and maternal mortality, homicide rate, and body-mass index of any high-income country…”
For the first time in 20 years, according to the projections from the Centers for Disease Control in the United States, the life expectancy could actually drop for the citizenry of America.
“The only top 10 killer of Americans where the survival rate increased that year was for cancer, which has seen a flurry of interest from the biopharma industry.”
Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. Jacobsen works for science and human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights. He considers the modern scientific and technological world the foundation for the provision of the basics of human life throughout the world and advancement of human rights as the universal movement among peoples everywhere.