Friday, May 01, 2009

Death By Flu

Mrs Vache Folle informed me last night that over 30,000 Americans die every year FROM THE FLU! Not even swine flu; just plain old flu. According to a chart I found on the Intertube system at flu and pneumonia kill over 65,000 Americans every year. So what's with the panic about swine flu and its one measly fatality? 65,000 deaths a year and we haven't declared War on Lower Respiratory Disease?

The same chart indicates that more than 40,000 Americans a year are killed in traffic accidents. Doesn't that warrant a War on Bad Driving? How can any parent who loves his children put them in an automobile and subject them to this risk?

Over 13,000 folks die from falls each year in America. Let's declare a War on Gravity. 3,800 plus Americans drown, so a War on Water seems like a good idea.

28,000 Americans are killed by gunshots every year. That, of course, is just a small price to pay for easily obtainable firearms.

You'd think cable news would go wall to wall with one or more of these other causes of fatalities.

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