Letters To The Editor

by

Donna Warren

October, 2005

DOCTORS: (A) There are 700,000 physicians in the U.S. (B) Accidental deaths
caused by physicians total 120,000 per year. (C) Accidental death percentage per
physician is 0.171.

MOTORCYCLES: (A) There are over 6 million motorcycles registered in the U.S. (B)
There were 4,008 motorcyclist fatalities in 2004. (C) The percentage of
accidental deaths per motorcycle is 0.000668.
Statistically, then, doctors are 256 times more dangerous to the public health
than motorcycles.

Fact: LESS THAN 2 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION OWNS A MOTORCYCLE,
BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

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