JAMA Study: Sudden Unexplained Deaths in Children Undercounted

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By  Children’s Health Defense Team

Widespread inconsistencies in death certification mean that the U.S. public health agency is almost certainly underestimating how often such deaths occur, report authors say.

When a child 12 months of age or older dies unexpectedly and no one can figure out why, the death goes into a catch-all mystery basket called “sudden unexplained death in childhood” (SUDC). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that close to 400 children died suddenly and without a clear cause of death in 2017 and 2018, respectively, but a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) questions the CDC’s figures. According to the university researchers and medical and forensic experts authoring the study, widespread inconsistencies in death certification mean that the U.S. public health agency is almost certainly underestimating how often such deaths occur.

Boys represent the majority of SUDC cases, and…

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3D Printing: Increasing Profits While Eliminating Jobs?

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Printing Out the World

DW (2020)

Film Review

This documentary literally gushes over 3D printing, which in my mind makes great leaps in eliminating both manufacturing and warehouse jobs. Increasingly the wealthy elite refer to large scale job elimination as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or the Great Reset. While aspects of this new technology are both fascinating and exciting (especially for billionaires seeking to increase profits), I find it concerning the film fails to mention the social impact of the mass elimination of jobs.

Recent advances mean that current 3D printers are much faster and less energy intensive than early models. This increases the probability that more manufacturing will return to the industrial North from the Third World, leading to shorter supply chains and eliminating the need for warehouses. Using 3D printing makes it possible to produce spare parts as they are needed, increasing the lifespan of a wide variety…

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