John Oliver: How to Fix America’s Outdated Death Investigation System

John Oliver: How to Fix America’s Outdated Death Investigation System
John Oliver dissected America’s outdated and underfunded death investigation system on Last Week Tonight. “A death certificate isn’t like a degree from USC — it actually means something,” host John Oliver joked. And he spent the main segment detailing how the process of producing one has never been more of a “mess.”

Roughly 2.8 million Americans die each year, and in most cases a physician writes their cause of death on the certificate. But when people die under suspicious or unnatural circumstances — roughly half-a-million cases each year — their bodies are sent for further investigation or,
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