Car crash v Coronavirus: doctor puts pandemic in perspective – Michael West

Coronavirus

“If you could find out when you were going to die would you want to know?”

My personal answer to this was no but, given none of us are getting out of this life alive, what are some of the real sudden death health risks to worry about? Around the world, every year, the number of people:

killed by car crash ~1,250,000
killed by their own hand ~800,000
killed by influenza ~375,000
killed by (non war) gun violence ~250,000
killed by war ~200,000
killed by terrorists ~20,000
killed by lightning ~6,000
killed by coconut falling on head ~150
eaten by shark < 10

 

 

Car crash v Coronavirus: doctor puts pandemic in perspective – Michael West