I thought I’d share an interesting web site I just found called “What’s the Harm?” which has a subtitle saying, “368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages”. The site has fantastic examples of the damage of many Unorthodox medical practices and superstitious beliefs and concrete examples of the harm they have caused. Please give it a look.
When I was reading the site, these facts also floated to the top of my head and I am sure they are in the heads of many of those who embrace Unorthodox medicines:
- 1999 report: “To Err Is Human” by the Institute of Medicine found that preventable medical errors caused 44,000 to 98,000 preventable deaths each year, with an associated cost of $17 to $29 billion dollar.
- Drugs, with all their concomitant side-effects, are thown at disease when exercise and proper eating could alleviate a huge percent of ailments.