Babies born this year in America can expect to live 78.6 years on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This marks the third year in a row of a decline in life expectancy for The United States, something not seen since the Spanish Flu epidemic of 100 years ago.
Increases in drug overdoses and suicide were the leading causes, followed by diabetes then flu and pneumonia. Called the “dismal disease” by some, the rapid rise in drug deaths and suicide are preventable, self inflicted and driven by an underlying malaise that has swept the middle and lower classes. More