Funny how Red States, and Red Counties within Blue States, have third-world life expectancies (e.g. worse than China or Mexico, and bordering on El Salvador and Egypt). While Blue States and Blue Counties have life expectancies within shooting distance of countries like France and Switzerland.
It is almost like the governments in some places care about the people who voted them into office. Kind of a funny concept when you think about it.
Yeah, and this ties nicely into COVID because COVID death rates on a county by county basis tightly correlate to how much that county voted for Trump and COVID vaccination rates tightly correlate to how much that county voted for Biden.
This has been beaten to death in the news these last few years:
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/ ... s-00113369
https://www.newsweek.com/how-life-expec ... es-1811447
Fair used from the above:
Life expectancy in the U.S. fell in 2020 and 2021, eliciting concern across the health and political spectrum. Whilst other developed countries also saw their life expectancy decline in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, most saw a recovery the following year. American life expectancy is now lower than that of dramatically poorer countries such as Cuba and Lebanon.
World Population Review data, analyzed by Newsweek, gave the U.S. as a whole a life expectancy of 76.6 in 2023. However, this varies significantly by state, from 80.7 years in Hawaii to 71.9 years in Mississippi.
In general, people living in states that voted Democratic in 2020 tend to live longer than those in their Republican-backing counterparts. Of the top 10 U.S. states by life expectancy, only one, Utah, backed Trump in 2020. The top 10 states, in order, are: Hawaii, Washington, Minnesota, California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut.
I'm guessing a lot of Republicans have quietly concluded that the best way to solve the Border Crisis is to make America as awful as the places people are emigrating from. And for a lot of the country they are succeeding.