US women now live six years longer than men. American life expectancy is still dire

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'“We’re the United States of America, for God’s sake,” Joe Biden scoffed to 60 Minutes last month after he was asked if the US was capable of funding Ukraine and Israel’s wars. “We’re the most powerful nation … in the history of the world. The history of the world.”

The most “powerful nation in the history of the world” may be very good at funding wars abroad but it’s less adept at looking after its own citizens. US life expectancy has declined dramatically in recent years: it’s now the shortest it’s been in nearly two decades. It’s particularly bad if you’re male: new research by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and UC San Francisco has found that women in the US now outlive men by almost six years. The life expectancy gap between men and women has been widening since 2010 and is now the largest it’s been since 1996.'

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