Good at being worst

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 10:48 am by George Smith

Corporate kleptocracy systemically hard on the most vulnerable:

The United States has the highest rate of first-day deaths in babies than any other industrialized nation, according to a report released this week by the humanitarian group Save the Children …

Babies born to the poorest mothers are 40 percent more likely to die than babies born to wealthy mothers, said Miles …

The health dangers that poor and minority women face—like a high rate of premature birth and low birth weights—are compounded by the difficulties they have getting high-risk care in the United States, Miles said.

But questions remain about why the United States is in a league of its own for first-day deaths. “We can really only explain about half of the discrepancy,” Miles said, “and more research is needed.”

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