How Humanity Gave Itself an Extra Life

Over the past 100 years, the average human life span has doubled. The NYT Magazine has a fascinating deep dive into how this became possible (among the reasons: safer milk, vaccinations, statistics). One of the most interesting aspects: How in some phases increases in life expectancy were egalitarian while in others only privileged people benefited. Read it now

From Weekly Filet #350, in June 2021.

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