Why 2018 was the best year in human history

Nicholas Kristof at the NYT looks at the good news that rarely gets reported. It includes:

  • Around 295,000 people a day gained access to electricity
  • Around 305,000 people a day gained access to clean drinking water
  • Around 620,000 people a day gained access to the Internet
  • Child mortality down from 19% in 1960 to 4%
  • Those living in extreme poverty dropped from 44% in 1980s to under 10%
  • 86% of all one-year olds are now vaccinated

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