Would it not be more informative to look at statistics of something
called "years left at a certain age"?
We seem to go around bragging about the vastly increased life
expectancy between 1900 and 2000 but no one mentions either the quality of
life in our oldsters today or the almost negligible difference in years
left at a certain age, between 1900 and 1990 (the last year statistics I
Any increase in lifespan is most certainly not due to the great
advances in medical treatment.
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