Tuesday, May 09, 2006
US Infant Mortality Rates - AP's Schlock Science Is At It Again
"Among 33 industrialized nations, the United States is tied with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia with a death rate of nearly 5 per 1,000 babies, according to a new report. Latvia's rate is 6 per 1,000."
"We are the wealthiest country in the world, but there are still pockets of our population who are not getting the health care they need," said Mary Beth Powers, a reproductive health adviser for the U.S.-based Save the Children, which compiled the rankings based on health data from countries and agencies worldwide....The researchers also said lack of national health insurance and short maternity leaves likely contribute to the poor U.S. rankings.
Absolute total unadulterated crap!
Guess why we have such a high mortality rate, lefty? Ready...because nearly every birth in this nation is cataloged. Did you read that?
The US catalogs most and near all of the births in this country. Are we to believe that poorer nations with little if any healthcare infrastructure count every birth? And if every birth in every nation was counted, the US would be at the top of the list for survival rate. And do you really want to believe the statistics that come out of any other nation especially any former Soviet Satellite country.
I love that Poland is cited as a pillar of human achievement when it has more birth defects than any other nation in that hemisphere which has been attributed to its lack of the regulations on the environment, pollution, drinking water, waste storage and the like that we have in the US, according to the WHO.
This report also compares the US to Malta which can't even grow its own food in its 316 square miles of living space and Slovakia which has only been around since 1993. Industrailized nations, indeed!
Give me a frickin break. This is Bolshevism on stilts!
The infant mortality rate among America's UNBORN is much higher!!
But the Libbies have no problem with this fact.
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