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B. Middle-income countries
C. High-income countries
This would be why a post antibiotic age is so scary.
C. almost halved
hence why they celebrated birthdays. you were lucky to grow old. now its just fucking up the planet
That's what Oregon Trail taught me anyway.
Looks like this picture was taken from the book “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling
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