And I do mean acting.
Once again McTell News is majoring in the minors.
The halloweenies are all over "Obama's Ebola epidemic" in Dallas, Texas, where as many as two people have died (ok, I exaggerated by one) due to a virus infection, because Obama went golfing.
The part of our collective media brain,
This even though the flu will kill ~41,400 people soon, as it did last year and the year before that:
Influenza is an important cause of mortality ... authors have extracted multiple-cause death data from public-use data files for the United States ... attribution of deaths to influenza ... attributes an annual average of 41,400 ... deaths to influenza over the period 1979–2001.(American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 163, Issue 2, emphasis added). Just think of the potential there ... oh never mind ... Obama's Instant Ebola Karma, which "he brought here from Kenya," is out to get us.
The leading causes of death, each year, in the U.S. are:
- Heart disease: 596,577
- Cancer: 576,691
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 142,943
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,932
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 126,438
- Alzheimer's disease: 84,974
- Diabetes: 73,831
- Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,826
- Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,591
- Intentional self-harm (suicide): 39,518
(CDC). That is 1,869,321 per year (over 5,100 a day), so obviously "Obama Ebola" is underperforming since Obola only killed one person in Texas, because "they" are not worthy.
So we have to pass more voter id laws (Symbolic Racism: A Look At The Science - 6) to stop Obola.
If Obama could "do better" (more than only 1 "mass" Obola death), the dorkatroids surmise, "we" could do better in the upcoming elections.
Meanwhile, Oil-Qaeda is doing much better, having graduated from universities down south in the slicks of Oilandia:
It calculated that five million deaths occur each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a result of climate change and carbon-intensive economies, and that toll would likely rise to six million a year by 2030 if current patterns of fossil fuel use continue.(Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment). And then there are the high flying avionics of medical exceptionalism:
"A combined climate-carbon crisis is estimated to claim 100 million lives between now and the end of the next decade," the report said.
If a Jumbo Jet crashed and killed 280 people everyday ... 365 days a year ... year after year ... would you be concerned about flying??(Your Medical Detective, emphasis added). If you ask me why the numbers seem not to add up (in the context of iatrogenic causes), I would suspect that doctors do not put "I did it" on the death certificates.
Would you question the Federal Aviation Administration? Would you demand answers??
Think about it! ...Sounds Ridiculous??!! ... people maimed and disabled every year ... year after year from modern medicine ... would you believe it??
Well these may be my words ... but read the following articles from the most respected medical journals and institutions (Journal of the American Medical Association, Harvard University, Centers for Disease Control, British medical journal The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and national news (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, US World Report) and you be the judge ... the more frightening number is that doctors are the third leading cause of death in this country, killing nearly a quarter million people a year.
Let's face it, the real problem is that "Obama's Ebola" makes people die improperly.
Die the American way, it's exceptional.
UPDATE: The story we made fun of here won 'Lie Of The Year' so does Dredd Blog get truth of the year?