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qotd, perspective check

"Norovirus sends tens of thousands of people to the hospital each year and kills as many as 800. Overall, estimates the CDC, foodborne illnesses kill about 3,000 Americans annually."

-- Emily Sohn at NPR on the "stomach flu." The upshot of which, imo, is that while terrorism and gun violence is totally a thing, The bacterial, viral, and fungal world also want you dead and are much more effective at doing the job.


Having recently suffered a bout of food poisoning -- serious enough to send me to bed for two days, not serious enough for medical attention -- I find I pay much more attention to news about the subject.

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