Wednesday, July 19, 2006

It's hot in the hot tub
This heat is literally killing us, according to CNN.com:

The heat that has stifled much of the nation since late last week has contributed to the deaths of at least 10 people, including two in Oklahoma City, one in Philadelphia, two in Arkansas and one in Indiana.

The toll increased Tuesday with word that a 23-year-old man with cerebral palsy died in a Philadelphia suburb after apparently being left in a sweltering van by accident, authorities said.

In the Chicago area, three women, one in her 50s and two in their 70s, died from the combination of pre-existing conditions and heat stress, according to a spokesman for the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
We could save these people, if only we had a socialized medical system.

1 comment:

Me said...

welcome back to the blogosphere. I was so used to not checking for updates that I totally missed these two when they were posted. Or maybe it was because I wasn't online... anyways, congrats on getting something blogged.