Federal funding is heavily weighted towards HIV, malnutrition, and diabetes.
What is under funded?
NY Times displays a wonderful visual representing how heavily our tax dollars are used to finance research.
If the ’cause’ of death is too far above or below that bold line (ie linear regression), then Federal funding might be mis-appropriated.
Under studied topics become clear… Gun violence, Drowning, Nephrosis, Asphyxia, Car accidents
Of note, heart disease is the #1 cause of mortality. It typically comes from stress.
What is Not displayed on the graphic above – – researching and studying economic development.
Merely being low wealth and low income would seem to be a greater threat to life expectancy than most of the ’causes’ listed on this chart. Just an FYI, the CDC is who makes this list of “causes” – then the data is simply rearranged and crunched in different ways by scientists.
Wealth status isn’t classified as a cause of mortality, but it certainly should be.
Poverty alone might be the #1 cause of mortality.
Philosophers have long described what the economics of “perfect” societies look like.
The solutions to these national public health crises really are quite simple. But only the individual can make a personal choice on what role to play in contributing to America being a ‘perfect’ nation.