Increasingly, the domestic USA really is becoming a Third World country. The US ruling class, in collusion with their junior partners around the world, may preside over the most powerful state/empire in history, but that doesn’t mean that decades of neglect haven’t reduced domestic US society itself to Third World (and, in some categories, approaching Fourth World) status. Washington, DC may be the new Rome, but inside the city itself, outside of the government zone which has military protection, the actual city is like a Latin American or South Asian city in terms of crime, violence, and squalor.
By, Epoch Times
Americans have been dying at a significantly higher rate over the past two years or so, but the COVID-19 disease tells only part of the story. Among seniors, the pandemic could explain the increase in mortality more easily than among younger people, where there’s a gap requiring further explanation.
Overall, there appear to be three distinct patterns in the data based on age:
Among those of age 0 to 17, mortality remained virtually unchanged since 2019.
Among those who were 65 or older, mortality increased in 2020, dropped in the first half of 2021, coinciding with the proliferation of the COVID-19 vaccines, and then increased in the third quarter of 2021, coinciding with the emergence of the Delta variant, which appeared more resistant to the vaccines.
Among those aged 18 to 49, mortality rose dramatically in the first half of 2020, then somewhat plateaued before increasing again in the third quarter of 2021.