Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dumb Doctors

More excellent facts to ponder with your dinner.

Remember: an apple a day keeps your doctor away, so you might live longer.

Eat more apples


IMAO: Dumb Doctors: "FACTS TO PONDER :
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(Calculation) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171

Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.

Guns:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million..)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(Calculation) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188
Statistics courtesy of FBI

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'

FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

Please alert your friends to this threat.
We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!
#18 - Posted by: Glen Halliday"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the stupidest pro-gun statement ever. Accidental deaths in the hospital can result from any number of unforeseen problems that are not the fault of the doctor, but rather are due to the high risks associated with surgery.
Accidental deaths associated with gun ownership are completely preventable by removing guns from the nuts that own them.

Belisarius said...

HAHAHA!

I think you are missing the point. I think the point is that there are MANY things more dangerous than guns.

If you want to get rid of guns, first get rid of all the other dangerous items in our homes, including knives and pets and electricity and... I think you get the point.

40 million guns cause a couple thousand deaths? It sounds like most people are taking great care to avoid accidents!

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