Let me clarify that. I thought it was obvious, but I guess I should have made it clear. Each of these points is looking at the entire world as a whole.
All of these things are true in the vast majority of countries in the world from North America, to Asia to Africa to every other populated continent.
- Children are far less likely to die than at any time in history.
- People are less likely to die of starvation than at any time in history.
- People are less likely to die in war than at any time in history.
- People are less likely to be living in slavery than at any time in history.
- People are working less and being more productive than at any time in history.
- Women and people in the LGBT community have more rights than at any time in history.
- Fewer people died in covid-19 than at any other global pandemic in history (look at the numbers from the 1918 flu, the London Plague or the Black Death for example).
You can find a few exceptions in a few war torn countries; Libya, Afghanistan, Sudan for example. There are a handful of countries with severe poverty without war (Haiti for example). Even there life expectancy is historically high. I am not saying the worst exceptions are acceptable, I personally think we should be giving more aid to Haiti.
But even considering the hardest hit, most impovrished countries. Humanity is going great as a whole.