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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

US Death Rate Goes Up, And Experts Are "Surprised", They Ignore Radiation

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/01/health/american-death-rate-rises-for-first-time-in-a-decade.html?_r=0

“It’s an uptick in mortality and that doesn’t usually happen, so it’s significant,” said Robert Anderson, the chief of mortality statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “But the question is, what does it mean? We really need more data to know. If we start looking at 2016 and we see another rise, we’ll be a lot more concerned.”
The death rate rose to 729.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2015, up from 723.2 in 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. It was one of the few times in the past 25 years that the rate has increased. A bad flu season pushed it up in 2005, and AIDS and the flu contributed to a sharp increase in 1993. In 1999, there was a tiny increase.
Experts said the current rise was surprising.
“We are not accustomed to seeing death rates increase on a national scale,” said Andrew Fenelon, a researcher at the C.D.C. who did not work on the paper. “We’ve seen increases in mortality for some groups, but it is quite rare to see it for the whole population.”

9 comments:

  1. Cant be the unprecedented accident on the Pacific.. or WIPP, or Beatty Nuke Dump or the Bridgton Landfill, or the Chernobyl Fires or the Central Canadian Fires... Couldnt be that there is more Cobalt and Plutonium in our environment than EVER before.

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    1. Lucey will show up saying...no proof, no proof, no shit sherlock, its obvious.

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  2. Been away. I'll chime in here. One word. Confounders.

    Confounders is the reason correlation isn't causation.

    First rule of statistics.

    Anyway I was playing trivia at a local restaurant last night and the question who wrote Silent Spring came up. You see I read antinuclear literature with a critical eye.

    I met Sternglass when I was in grad school. He gave some wacky half baked presentation on TMI. He forgot that cancer rates of workers at the unaffected unithe next door was lower.

    Confounders. Caldicott, Yablokov, Gundersen conviently leave that out.

    The plain truth is there is no real corroborated data when even considering confounding factors to support your hypothesisite.

    Learn.

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    1. Rachel Carson wrote it. Why antinukes buy into it one only needs to understand cultural upheaval memes.

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    2. Death rates are up because boomers are moving into old age.

      Learn.

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    3. Death rates are up because boomers are moving into old age.

      Learn.

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  3. Been away. I'll chime in here. One word. Confounders.

    Confounders is the reason correlation isn't causation.

    First rule of statistics.

    Anyway I was playing trivia at a local restaurant last night and the question who wrote Silent Spring came up. You see I read antinuclear literature with a critical eye.

    I met Sternglass when I was in grad school. He gave some wacky half baked presentation on TMI. He forgot that cancer rates of workers at the unaffected unithe next door was lower.

    Confounders. Caldicott, Yablokov, Gundersen conviently leave that out.

    The plain truth is there is no real corroborated data when even considering confounding factors to support your hypothesisite.

    Learn.

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  4. Death Rates are up in the middle aged white people... riddle me that mr loose douche

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    1. Yep Geeraham, you nailed it. Lucey is only about propaganda.

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