We rank 42nd in the world. Do we cheer or cry? It all depends on the subject matter, of course so here it is: child mortality. Cry.
Singapore, the country with the lowest child mortality rate in the world at 2.5 deaths per 1,000 children, cut its rate by two-thirds between 1990 and 2010. Serbia and Malaysia, which were ranked behind the U.S. in 1990, cut their rates by nearly 70% and now are ranked higher. Twenty years ago, the U.S. ranked 29th in the child mortality rate, according to data analyzed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
“We’re #1” In military power, yes, but not in keeping our children healthy. What a shame yet it ought not surprise anyone- except those who don’t want to know such stuff. “Kill the Bill!” That crowd. We’re also #1 in executions worldwide.
The data from the United States stands in stark contrast to the rest of the world. Reuters has this headline regarding the report: Study finds big decrease in global child mortality
The United States is at the same ranking as Kazakhstan, Sierra Leone and Angola. Cuba United Arab Emirates, Serbia, Malaysia and Chile are ranked ahead of us. So is virtually all of Europe.
“Kill the Bill!” Damed socialism!