May
07
2009

Irrational fears

Between 250,000 and 500,000 die from flu each year in the world, so far only 31 people are known to have died from swine flu this year.

Over 40,000 people die in the US from car accidents per year, yet between November 2001 and October 2005 no-one died on a passenger aircraft in the US.

14 people are know to have died from Anthrax in 2004 none of them in the US.

150,000 over 65’s have died from being too cold in their own homes in the UK from 2000-2006.

Side note, most popular day to go to A&E in the UK is a Monday with 16% of admissions

Oh, and those masks you see people wearing in countries with swine flue have been shown to have no affect whatsoever (other than they make you look silly).

Hmm, there are so many more of these types of stats I just can’t seem to find them nor do I have the time to go hunting.

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