Astrophysicist and television personality Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson sparked backlash for a tweet Sunday he wrote following this weekend’s mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, showing an apparent low death rate when compared with other types of tragedies.
In the tweet, Tyson listed several other means by which Americans perish every 48 hours, and claimed emotion often clouds the facts in situations like these.
“In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors 300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data,” he wrote Sunday.
Other accounts threw obscenities at the Harvard grad, without addressing his direct points, including the official account for the band “Smash Mouth.”
Fox News reached out to deGrasse Tyson for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication. He has not responded to the backlash nor removed the tweet as of 6:20 p.m. EST.
Truth hurts and Trumps Feelings except when Orange Man bad
What a farce. He is exactly correct and his answer is beyond politics. That’s how far of a divide we have right now politically on both sides, though for some reason speech is hated by the left almost exclusively which was a switch from 20+ years ago when it was the (religious) right who wanted to control speech. Funny how things change.
the one main reason the medical system " works" is because the average hospital in Canada is a “government” and not for profit private organization. This was going back a few years but the average billing dept. for a major hospital had a staff of 6 to 10 people.I have a friend that works in the states and I asked why he maintained his provincial license plates was because of the taxes he would have to pay every time he changed states/registration. He at this moment has a Texas license.