One percent? Is my math correct?
A telephone alert was broadcast to every home in my town this week. The called warned citizens that a mosquito with EEE had been found. I commend my government officials for warning us to the dangers of EEE. According to the Cambridge MA Dept of Public Health ( Link here ) six people died from EEE in the state of Massachusetts between 2004 and 2006. That is scary stuff.
According to http://www.hcsm.org/sphere/opioid-overdose-prevention
In 2006, 637 people died in Massachusetts from opioid poisoning, up from 544 in 2005.
That statistic is far beyond scary.
Six people vs 637 people…is 1% Is my math correct?
Why do government authorities blanket the press with warnings about EEE but tread so cautiously when mentioning the addiction disease that is 100x more likely to kill a resident?
Perhaps it is because EEE does not carry the STIGMA.
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