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Old 19th March 2020, 05:53
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Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans View Post
The UK typically has around 13,000 - 15,000 deaths a year from Flu. Whilst the figures do get published rarely do the alarm bells ring. I recall that the winter of 2017 -18 was a bad year. That was put down to an ineffective flu jab vaccine.

Take care and we can get through this.
Yep, sadly people die of something every day.

I had access to the Office for National Statistics UK deaths by cause analysis while researching how to reduce young driver and passenger fatalities on our roads a few years back - I'm now a big advocate of 'black box' trackers for newly licenced youngsters.

What surprised me though was the number of people who die from inhaling toxic fumes, which was about one a day at around 300 to 400 per year in the years I was looking at.

Some of those are suicides, but far more are accidental. Believe it or not, in the UK around one home mechanic per week is found face-down in their garage having shuffled off this mortal coil while wielding a spraygun full of two-pack and wearing a dust mask.

Stupid deaths, stupid deaths, hope next time it's not you...
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