COVID-19 is a lot more deadly than the flu, a new study in the United States shows. "We can put that debate to rest," says Anirban Basu.
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It may be several weeks before COVID-19 deaths peak in most of the United States, according to a model that relies on US data.
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In states with gun licensing laws that require an in-person application and giving fingerprints, there are fewer fatal mass shootings.
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Almost 72% of unclassified drug overdoses between 1999-2016 involved prescription opioids, heroin, or fentanyl. That's more than 99,000 additional deaths.
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"The basic records being kept are annual reports on the number of deaths from drug overdose. But that's only part of the picture."
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New research links a genetic anomaly and some forms of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, which claims the lives of more than 3,000 infants a year.
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"...the truth is that we have a pretty good grasp at what's going on. People who shouldn't have access to guns are getting access."
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