What kills kiwis

Sci blogger Siouxsie Wiles asked what Kiwis die of last week and has now provided the answers:

She’d used social media to survey people about what they thought would kill them and this shows the perception vs reality:

Offsetting Behaviour points out that misconceptions about what kills us could have policy implications.

One Response to What kills kiwis

  1. Andrei says:

    Nah, what has policy implications is who shouts the loudest and whines the most gratingly.

    That’s why money goes to screening for breast cancer and cervical cancer in great dollops while the merits of screening or not for prostate (a male only malady) becomes the topic of interest.

    It is why AIDS, a disease of male homosexuals predominantly gets wadges and wadges of dollars while schizophrenics are left to fend for themselves on the streets.

    And so forth

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