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Old 30 January 2020, 12:20 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Zakalwe View Post
I know that it was just a typo on your part, but for the benefit of anybody reading, thatís 3287 car accident deaths per day or > 1 million per year. 12000 Americans die annually falling down the stairs but most people remain unafflicted by bathmophobia.

I absolutely accept the seriousness of the situation and the potential for it to become a big problem, however the current reporting of it in countries like the U.K. and USA is entirely disproportionate and designed purely to instil fear in the public for the purpose of driving sales/views/clicks, as pointed out above. The same phenomenon resulted in unwarranted hysteria about (admittedly far less easily transmitted) Ebola.
I agree 100%. Not about the stats (I donít disagree, I just havenít researched it myself), but rather about the hysteria.
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