Gun Violence: A Public Health Perspective

As someone tasked with making the individuals and society healthier, guns absolutely cause more injuries and deaths than pretty much any other vector. As someone tasked with keeping the cost of health care down, that cost took a huge jump today with over 200 people injured, some who will never fully recover. As a medical professional focused on reducing loss of life by accident or intent, guns provide the mechanism by which many of these incidents occur.

It’s about results. It’s about how much those results cost our society.




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