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From: franconia (Rep: 144) reply to trendtnDate: 03/27/2020 18:32
Forum: Wall Street Pit - Msg #2829329Thread #674137629 (Rec: 5)
Re: cases spiking now 15k more in US 100k total,, car crashes still kill more...

Sure, lots of things kill more, like WWII or Stalin. But lets take the "kill more" argument apart. Do car crashes kill as many in so short a time? No, simple answer.

Car crashes are for the most part attributable to driver error. One person behind the wheel making a stupid move, running a light, or following too closely, or being distracted. The C-19 virus doesn't care if you're seat belt is on, it'll take you when you're having dinner with friends.

Its one of those comparisons that's supposed to be illuminating, like did you know 39,000 people died in car accidents last year, compared to 36,000 Americans killed by guns each year? Or 100,000 Americans shot and injured each year. That's a good number then, the last one. Lets compare C-19 to gun injuries and not get upset until it exceeds that number.

If I'm not mistaken its called diminution, "... a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something."
So just as an exercise in logic and comparison, has any gross number of car accidents ever, in the history of mankind caused an eight trillion dollar loss to the economy, put so many people out of work?



Reply to trendtn - Msg #2829320 - 03/27/2020 18:07

Re: cases spiking now 15k more in US 100k total,, car crashes still kill more rig...

Uh ...anyone that compares car accidents to a pandemic isnt bright

Car accidents are not contagious
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