Putting Things in Perspective

Causes of Death in America (Reality/Google/Media) – graph courtesy of Our World In Data

Found this via Brandon, who notes:

I ran across this infographic back in December and found it interesting. It’s a breakdown of what Americans die from, what Americans search on Google, and what the news reports on. You can quickly see how America’s biggest killer heart disease, is not exciting and thus gets little to no coverage in the media nor do Americans feel compelled to research it. The flashy, exciting, and scary stuff like homicide and terrorism get a lot more love, especially from the media.

I would expect that the figures are similar for the UK.

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