Like the rest of the nation, the flu has arrived early this season in Colorado. Since October, about 500 people across the state have been hospitalized—about 80 of which were in Weld and Larimer counties. Typically the flu season peaks in late January or February.
It's no news that the U.S. has lower life expectancy and higher infant mortality than most high-income countries. But a magisterial new report says Americans are actually less healthy across their entire life spans than citizens of 16 other wealthy nations.