Talk World Radio: Jacob Bor on Why People Live Longer Outside the U.S.


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This week on Talk World Radio, we’re talking about how many people in the United States have been dying for no good reason. Our guest Jacob Bor is one of the authors of a new study that assesses how many U.S. deaths would be avoided every year if the U.S.’s mortality rates were equal to other wealthy peer nations. Jacob Bor is an assistant professor in the departments of global health and epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health.

PNAS Nexus Paper (2023)

Coverage in The Atlantic

Coverage in The NY Times

Lancet Commission on Health and Policy in the Trump Era (2021)

National Academies of Science (2021 Report)

National Academies of Science (2013 Report)

Total run time: 29:00
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Producer: David Swanson.
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