Comment 53054

By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted December 14, 2010 at 08:28:06

Mr.Meister

Just to keep on facts, the under 5 mortality rate in Cuba is 6.5 per 1000 births, the under 5 for USA is 7.8.

The infant mortality rate in Cuba is 5.1 per 1000 births, the rate for the USA is 6.3.

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Use this chart and the IMR for Cuba is 4.4 per 1000 vs. 6.8 for the USA.

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Now that the facts are presented a proper debate can occur on the meaning of this data. I'll start by stating my amazement that a country as rich as the US and which claims to have the finest doctors in the world could compare so poorly against a country immersed in abject poverty due to an embargo by the US. How is this possible?

Comment edited by mrjanitor on 2010-12-14 07:33:51

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