"We wouldn't invent disease if we didn't have something to take for
it." This quote was from a ~1970 Johny Rivers song (listen to snip on "Big Pharma" where an anouncer on the radio spoke in the background. Do you think this happens?
Infant mortality rates in Cuba are lower than those of the United States.
The third link below offers a weak argument why we can't compare the infant mortality rate of the US (6.8) and Cuba (5.3).
The real point is that the US doesn't do as well as 16 industrialized nations, and Cuba does just as well, and most likely
better than the US. Finally, on reading the fourth link below, it is evident there are significant disparities based
on race. For example, non-Hispanic Blacks in Birmingham have a rate of 16.8!