U.S. Cancer Death Rate Lowest In Recorded History! A lot of good news coming out of this Administration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2020
Apparently this is the article that Trump is referencing.
Courtesy of NYT:
The cancer death rate in the United States fell 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017 — the largest single-year decline in cancer mortality ever reported, the American Cancer Society reported on Wednesday. Since 1991 the rate has dropped 29 percent, which translates to approximately 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths than would have occurred if the mortality rate had remained constant.
“Every year that we see a decline in cancer mortality rate, it’s very good news,” said Rebecca Siegel, director of surveillance research at the American Cancer Society and lead author of the organization’s report, which was published online in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
Experts attributed the decline to the reduced smoking rates and to advances in lung cancer treatment. New therapies for melanoma of the skin have also helped extend life for many people with metastatic disease, or cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
You may have noticed that nowhere in that list of reasons for the reduction of cancer deaths was Donald Trump ever mentioned.
Oh, but he was most certainly mentioned on Twitter.
This has nothing to do with Trump but everything to do with reduced tobacco smoking rates which causes lung cancer, bladder cancer, and so many other types of deadly malignancies.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 9, 2020
Are you seriously going to take personal credit for curing cancer now? How about taking responsibility for all you lies, deceptions, cheats, racism, and hate-mongering? https://t.co/JkPjos45jr
— Calypso (@Calypso74481477) January 9, 2020
Bitch. Don’t act like you cured cancer but didn’t put half of us on anti depressants.
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) January 9, 2020
Actually Donald Trump IS a cancer on this country, and if he is serious about reducing the impact of cancer he can surgically remove his presidency from our lives and I guarantee we will all feel healthier for it.
Stay tuned tomorrow when Donald Trump will take credit for the sunrise.