Risky Realities? Zika vs Healthcare

ZIKA VIRUS

The CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) disease de jour – as you are certainly aware by now – is the  ZIKA virus. And we assure you they get downright giddy whenever a new and exciting “threat” pops up about which they can yammer ad nauseum. But because you come here for your daily dose of medical reality, we thought you might be interested in a cold-water splash of truth. So here it is:

July, 2016 mortality rates:

Hospital Acquired Infections deaths: 8,200

ZIKA Virus deaths: 1

Go ahead. Take a good hard look at reality ignored.

So now tell us this: which risk have you been warned about most often, over the past 30 days? Which risk are YOU most likely to encounter? What makes the evening news?

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The CDC doesn’t want you to know this:

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Certainly not this:

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Nor this:

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So here’s a bright idea: Let’s all ignore 1,800 dead people in hospitals each week, so we can obsess over what’s really important:

mosquito

 Because after all, that’s what a reasonably intelligent planet would do.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/health/hospital-acquired-infections/index.htm

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