Archive for October, 2019

Deaths Reported at the Debate

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Various Democratic presidential candidates have waxed eloquent about many appalling statistics on death, both in the United States and other nations, mostly at the most recent Democratic Party presidential debate.  These included:

  • 72,000 deaths due to opioid overdoses in the U. S. every year.
  • 40,000 murders due to gun violence in the U. S. every year.
  • The deaths of “tens of thousands” of children in Yemen (over an unspecified time period).
  • The deaths of 11,000 Kurds who were fighting ISIS.  Again, the time period was not specified, but it was also noted that 440 Kurds died in the week after President Trump announced the removal of U. S. troops from Syria.
  • 29 deaths due to vaping in the U. S. so far, in total.

They also waxed eloquent over women’s rights to abortions in the U. S., but I noticed that they left out a couple of things:

  1. They didn’t refer to these abortion as “deaths.”
  2. They didn’t cite the statistics on these deaths:  one million every year for the past 47 years.