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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Interesting facts

My friend Kevin sent this to me. I think it's very interesting: 1.The number of physicians in the US is 700,000. 2. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000. 3. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. (US Dept. of Health & Human Services) A. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000. B. The number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) is 1,500. C. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188. Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.


At 5/15/2005 06:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luv it.


At 5/15/2005 07:43:00 AM, Anonymous Brenda said...

Yes, but when you go to the doctor, at least in theory, you are already sick, and if you are having surgery, in theory, you are much sicker than someone who happens upon a gun accidently and is shot. Not that I am against hand guns...but...oh well, stats can be made to say whatever we want them to. Just the other day, as an aside, one of my first graders told the teacher that she witnessed another first grader pulling a gun out of his backpack on the bus--he had bullets also...Interesting post ;)

At 5/15/2005 11:38:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...

Where did Kevin get his numbers from? I need a reliable source please because there is no way on earth these numbers are correct.

You guys buy bogus don't you?

At 5/16/2005 08:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curious as to why those "frivolous lawsuits" should be stopped if doctors are going around killing people more than guns do. I guess, just like guns, we should allow doctors to act freely. I'm sure it's some constitutional or "god given" right of theirs to kill without facing anything of the "frivolous" sort. No death is a good death. The difference is the patients go to the doctor asking for help. Few people go to a gun for a bullet in the face.

At 5/17/2005 02:53:00 PM, Anonymous Brenda said...

Not all doctors who are sued or accused of malpractice have actually done anything but try their hardest to save someone and it just doesn't work--because, unbelievably, doctors are NOT God, though some people would like to believe that they are and should be able to save all lives. The US is a suit-happy country. It's disgusting, really. Not that there aren't doctors who are grossly negligent. But really, just how many doctors go out of their way to actually commit murder? Guns on the other hand are designed for such activities.


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