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BRIAN said to me (can't remember when, but I just re-read this) [see the Top 20] - regarding the rate of infant mortality in the US versus other parts of the world:
""Also realize that you are treading on one-dimensional thinking again, such as pointing out infant mortality rates without bothering to do some research as to possible reasons. For example, in an article explaining why Cuba has better infant mortality rates, the following provides insight I'm sure you didn't bother researching: "The result is that the statistics make it appear as if Cuba's infant mortality rate is significantly better than the United States', but in fact what is really being measured in this difference is that the United States takes far more serious (and expensive) interventions among extremely low birth weight and extremely premature infants than Cuba (or much of the rest of the world for that matter) does." http://www.overpopulation.com/articles/2002/000019.html
This is my response:
There is a book of statistics published by "The Economist", called "World in Figures".
Please consult the section "Lowest Infant Mortality" : there are 26 country listed. The USA is not listed there. Shouldn't the USA with its costly medical research etc, be at least number 26 or better? Don't you think the fact that there is no Universal Healthcare in the US has anything to do with this?
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