The National Center for Health Statistics reported that 49,945 fewer Americans died in 2004 than in 2003, a dramatic 2% drop. The decline was the largest since at least World War 2 and the first since a drop of 445 in 1997. “We were surprised by the sharpness of the decrease,” Arialdi Minino said. “It’s kind of historical.” -World Magazine, April 29, 2006
I think it has to do with the fact that there are so many good people in the U.S.