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Which disease will kill more Americans this winter? (Original Post) hedgehog Sep 2014 OP
Other: Not wearing seat belts, high blood pressure, and heart disease. FSogol Sep 2014 #1
Depression. 18 US Veterans kills themselves each day, on average. NYC_SKP Sep 2014 #2
NYC_Skip is correct - hedgehog Sep 2014 #3
Heart disease valerief Sep 2014 #4
Stupidity. hobbit709 Sep 2014 #5

FSogol

(45,603 posts)
1. Other: Not wearing seat belts, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:20 AM
Sep 2014

Of course, I always get a flu shot, so I'm safe from influenza, for the most part.

 

NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
2. Depression. 18 US Veterans kills themselves each day, on average.
Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:27 AM
Sep 2014

Roll in all the other suicides and deaths due to depression-induced behaviors, and you have an epidemic.

The veterans alone is an epidemic, IMO.

hedgehog

(36,286 posts)
3. NYC_Skip is correct -
Thu Sep 18, 2014, 10:48 AM
Sep 2014

Influenza may beat out depression in any given year, but year after year, depression takes the ribbon.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm

http://theovernight.donordrive.com/?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1034

and trust me - I worry more about family members and depression than I do about them and flu.

However - for this poll I wanted to focus people's attention on the relative risk of two infectious diseases.

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