[Marxism] US a Sick Society

chegitz guevara absynthe at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 10:34:41 MDT 2009


Well, obviously we should stop fighting for universal health care then.

These are highly misleading statistics.

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:52 AM,  <sabocat59 at mac.com> wrote:
> http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FKA/is_6_63/ai_78476942/
>
> The stats for this are a few years old but the ratios are probably still valid. Bearing in mind the issue of chronic underreportage of deaths caused by pharmaceuticals,  the ratios below should be viewed as extremely conservative. In other words, the reality of the situation is much worse.
>
> Number of physicians in the U.S. =
> 700,000
>
> Accidental deaths caused by physicians/year
> = 120,000 Ratio: .171
>
> Number of gun owners in US =
> 80,000,000
>
> Number of accidental gun deaths/year
> = 1500 Ratio: .0000188
>
> Conclusion: physicians are approximately 9000 times more dangerous than guns.
>
>
>
> Greg McD
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