The number of births in US hits 35 year low

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Wheter it's due to the virus I don't know, but if things carry on the way they do there will be less and less Americans in the future.

The number of children born in the United States has hit a 35-year low, new federal data presents, suggesting America could sink to Japan-level numbers not just in capital markets but in a baby bust. The fresh data points to the great likelihood the post-Great Recession decline in births is to stay permanent.

"About 3.75 million babies were born in the U.S. in 2019, down 1% from the prior year," WSJ summarizes of new stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics produced Wednesday. "The general fertility rate fell 2% to 58.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44." This is the "lowest level since the government began tracking the figure in 1909.

What do you think? Is it a good or a bad thing if there are less people born?
 

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