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Mark Alford (r) [2022 file photo].


Mark Alford @RepMarkAlford
Life expectancy in the US has fallen for 2 consecutive years. Incentivizing healthier lifestyles should not be controversial, but Democrats are making it such.

The “N” in SNAP stands for nutrition. It is time to put nutrition back in the program.
11:13 AM · Jun 7, 2023

“…Life expectancy in the US has fallen for 2 consecutive years…”

Why would that be? Has something been going on for the last two or three years?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Health Statistics
Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19
Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

…Estimates of excess deaths can provide information about the burden of mortality potentially related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19. Excess deaths are typically defined as the difference between the observed numbers of deaths in specific time periods and expected numbers of deaths in the same time periods. This visualization provides weekly estimates of excess deaths by the jurisdiction in which the death occurred. Weekly counts of deaths are compared with historical trends to determine whether the number of deaths is significantly higher than expected.

Counts of deaths from all causes of death, including COVID-19, are presented. As some deaths due to COVID-19 may be assigned to other causes of deaths (for example, if COVID-19 was not diagnosed or not mentioned on the death certificate), tracking all-cause mortality can provide information about whether an excess number of deaths is observed, even when COVID-19 mortality may be undercounted. Additionally, deaths from all causes excluding COVID-19 were also estimated. Comparing these two sets of estimates — excess deaths with and without COVID-19 — can provide insight about how many excess deaths are identified as due to COVID-19, and how many excess deaths are reported as due to other causes of death. These deaths could represent misclassified COVID-19 deaths, or potentially could be indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., deaths from other causes occurring in the context of health care shortages or overburdened health care systems)…

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Some of the responses to Mark Alford (r):

Hmm….what happened in the last two years that your party likes to pretend was just a cold but we lost 1.1 million Americans that could have been lessened by following preventative protocols??

Covid, Mark, it was Covid.

Wonder why ppl died last few years?

So you’re saying our healthcare is bad Mark?

Uh…HEY uh Mark…uh…nutrition is important…uh but the 2 year decline in life expectancy wasn’t because of poor nutrition. My gawd you are really bad at his leading stuff. This tweet of yours makes me think you might be a parody account. Tell me about the championship rings.

You should be promoting access to health care then instead of voting to defund Medicare and Medicaid. You know SNAP recipients can’t afford to eat healthy.

The “A” in SNAP stands for assistance. It is time to put assistance back in the program and stop placing roadblocks that prevent Americans from getting the help they need.