The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, accounted for less than half of all the gun deaths reported in America that day, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, which notes that about 33,000 people a year die from firearms. But gun deaths are not studied as a public health threat, reducing the ability of doctors and policy makers to develop effective interventions to prevent future mass shootings, say physicians and public health experts.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, accounted for less than half of all the gun deaths reported in America that day, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, which notes that about 33,000 people a year die from firearms. But gun deaths are not studied as a public health threat, reducing the ability of doctors and policy makers to develop effective interventions to prevent future mass shootings, say physicians and public health experts. Bloomberg
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, accounted for less than half of all the gun deaths reported in America that day, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, which notes that about 33,000 people a year die from firearms. But gun deaths are not studied as a public health threat, reducing the ability of doctors and policy makers to develop effective interventions to prevent future mass shootings, say physicians and public health experts. Bloomberg

Guns kill about 90 people a day. Is that a public health threat?

February 23, 2018 05:55 PM