GOOD NEWS! Trump’s Drug Policies Have Resulted in US Life Expectancy Increasing for FIRST TIME Since 2014
Thanks to President Trump’s policies the life expectancy in the United States increased for the first time since 2014.
Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway, ONDCP Director Jim Carroll, and Assistant Secretary of Public Health ADM Brett Giroir announced this wonderful news on Thursday.
Opioid deaths were down 13% in 2018 and that contributed to the overall national life expectancy.
Kellyanne Conway along with Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll, and Assistant HHS Sec of Public Health Adm. Brett Giroir say that Pres Trump’s drug policies have resulted in US life expectancy increasing for first time since 2014. pic.twitter.com/YkgOrmOmS5
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 30, 2020
CBS News reported:
The latest calculation is for 2018 and factors in current death trends and other issues. On average, an infant born that year is expected to live about 78 years and 8 months, the CDC said.
For males, it’s about 76 years and 2 months; for females 81 years and 1 month.
For decades, U.S. life expectancy was on the upswing, rising a few months nearly every year. But from 2014 to 2017, it fell slightly or held steady. That was blamed largely on surges in overdose deaths and suicides.
Suicides continued to increase in 2018, as did deaths from the flu and pneumonia during what turned out to be an unusually bad flu year. But declines in some other causes of death – most notably cancer and drug overdoses – were enough to overcome all that, according to the report.