Children Are Dying at Rates Not Seen in 100 Years

 

April 27, 2023

Between 2019-2021, gun deaths among young Americans rose 50% and surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of death for the first time.

Guns and Kids Dying

Guns are the biggest killers of American children and are tied to an unprecedented rise in suicides and homicides among this generation, according to new data that paints a damming portrait of childhood mortality in the US.

Drugs are now the third leading cause of death, according to the most recent figures.

"Put in plain terms, it basically means the probability of young people reaching age 20 is now decreasing," said Steven H. Woolf...



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