On this show:
- To date, the number of people who have died in the US from Ebola is exactly one
- 40,000 Americans receiving emergency room treatment each year when televisions, furniture, and appliances fall onto their owners.
- Gun violence kills 30,000 Americans.
- Traffic accidents kill 34,000 Americans every year.
- The Centers for Disease Control here in the States reports that the seasonal flu kills between 3,000 and 49,000 Americans annually.
- Here in the States, over 50% of people die from heart disease or cancer.
- “Use the Law of Averages to Outlaw Your Worries” -Dale Carnegie
- If you are in West Africa, by all means concerned about Ebola, follow the directions of local and international health agencies, and do everything possible to shield yourself and your family from contact with people showing symptoms.
- If you are anywhere else in the world, and especially here in the States, don’t drink and drive, wear your seatbelt, eat sensibly, exercise regularly, and see your doctor for your annual flu shot. If you most or even any of those things, chances are you’ll beat the averages.