Why hasn't the CDC studied Gun Violence as a public health issue?

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Re: Why hasn't the CDC studied Gun Violence as a public health issue?

Post  News Hawk on Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:11 pm

obervantone wrote:
In the period 2001 to 2009, 1,457 New Hampshire deaths were caused by motor vehicles. 742 deaths were caused by firearms. Of the 742, only 11% were caused by homicides, accidents, and other actions. 659 of those firearm deaths were suicide fatalities...
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No problem then, that's okay

So the solution is to say..."it is what it is"...God forbid it actually be treated as a public health issue...after all it is  only 659 dead in New Hampshire...not nearly the number of deaths in NH from Ebola...oh wait...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease.

...Ten months after it dawned on health officials that they were facing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts and officials agree the tide is turning, although previous lulls have proved short-lived.

There is still no vaccine or licensed treatment, nor is it clear whether the international community has actually learned any lessons from an epidemic that killed at least 8,675 people.

"Things have changed drastically for the better — no one can deny that," said Aitor Sanchez Lacomba, Liberia country director for the International Rescue Committee. "How can we make sure that we don't have these kinds of situations in the future?"

The Ebola tide is turning.

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Re: Why hasn't the CDC studied Gun Violence as a public health issue?

Post  News Hawk on Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:51 am

obervantone wrote:"...I'm certain that if God forbid you or your family were the victims of a person with mental illness going on a rampage with a gun, that your opinion would change, would it not...?"
I'm confused. Why classify a firearm as a "Communicable Disease"?

Because there are "copycat" shootings?

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