British Conservative austerity kills 131,000 people

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This May 2013 video from the USA says about itself:

Austerity Kills: From Greece to U.S., Crippling Economic Policies Causing Global Health Crisis 1/2

In their new book, “The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills”, economist David Stuckler and physician Sanjay Basu examine the health impacts of austerity across the globe. The authors estimate there have been more than 10,000 additional suicides and up to a million extra cases of depression across Europe and the United States since governments started introducing austerity programs in the aftermath of the economic crisis.

For example in Greece, where spending on public health has been slashed by 40 percent, HIV rates have jumped 200 percent and the country has seen its first malaria outbreak since the 1970s.

An economist and public health specialist, Stuckler is a senior research leader at Oxford University. Dr. Basu is a physician and epidemiologist who teaches at…

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