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>> I believe Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate. <<

There you go again.

Good grief, buz, how many times do we have to debunk that before you stop throwing it out?

The vast majority of nations have different standards for recording infant mortality. In most nations if a baby is born alive but very quickly 'dies', they record it as a stillborn death. Same if the baby is born not breathing and dies as a result.

In the U.S. healthcare system these are all recorded as live births followed by death.

Also, in the U.S. healthcare system MANY premature babies which would be just allowed to die elsewhere (or which would get relatively primitive care resulting in death) get intensive treatment. This too leads to increased U.S. "infant mortality" which isn't recorded elsewhere.

I know you've been told this time and time again on the TMF boards -- and you've never refuted it to my knowledge -- so I think you know this and just want to slam the U.S. health care system (which has other legitimate problems but this ain't one of them). I just don't want you to spread this stuff to others unchallenged who don't know the facts.

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