Death Maps Show Where Despair Is Killing Americans

by on March 14, 2018

Researchers have mapped out deaths from alcohol, drugs and violence across the U.S. and found troubling patterns of despair that have worsened in recent years, NBC News reports. While deaths from alcohol abuse, suicide and violence are down, they are more than outweighed by a gigantic 600 percent increase in drug overdose deaths, the team at the University of Washington found. Their county-by-county breakdown of mortality data going back to 1980 paints an extremely detailed picture of where society is failing the most Americans. Laura Dwyer-Lindgren and her colleagues at the university’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation wrote the report, published in the Journal of the American… – International English News

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