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Semi-OT: US population projections
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Lenona
2020-09-15 05:01:59 UTC
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This is from July.

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/07/us-coronavirus-deaths-births-population/614503/

I just wish experts wouldn't refer to "missing" people, as in the title. IMO, that's a word that should only apply to people who were actually born but can't be found! Also, it sort of implies that couples somehow have an obligation to have children they don't really want, can't afford, and/or have no real intention of raising to become truly productive, kind, unselfish citizens. (Don't we have far too many selfish adults already?)

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From the beginning of the pandemic in the U.S. to the end of 2021, the combination of more deaths, fewer births, and fewer immigrants could lead to something like 500,000 to 1 million fewer people in the population—and that deficit could be even larger if, next year, mortality remains high and immigration remains low

Lenona.
Terry del Fuego
2020-09-15 15:09:42 UTC
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Post by Lenona
From the beginning of the pandemic in the U.S. to the end of 2021, the
combination of more deaths, fewer births, and fewer immigrants could
lead to something like 500,000 to 1 million fewer people in the population
—and that deficit could be even larger if, next year, mortality remains high
and immigration remains low
Also:
<https://www.thedailybeast.com/ice-whistleblower-complaint-alleges-uterus-collector-doctor-performed-mass-hysterectomies-11>
(Greater minds than mine--yes, apparently there is such a thing--have
pointed out that the number of people who would have had to stay quiet
about this for so long is high enough to warrant significant
skepticism.)

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