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Mortality rates are on the rise in the UK—so why is no-one talking about it?

Ask yourself this: why do we care so little that we cannot even be bothered to analyse and interrogate our own mortality statistics properly?

By Danny Dorling  

Mortality rates, including infant mortality, are rising. So why as the media been so slow to notice?

When the UK’s annual mid-year population estimates were released in late June 2019, much of the media coverage focused on the fact that the population had risen, but growth rates had stalled. The Express newspaper reported that the total population rise of just under 400,000 in the year to mid-2018 was still fuelled by immigration, and that: “The surge is the equivalent of adding a city the size of Coventry to…

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