Suffering and Death, by the Numbers

Please take a couple of minutes to read this article – Orlando Injuries Were Severe, but Trauma Care Was Nearby – from the 15 June 2016 NY Times. The overall theme is how ER procedures will have to change to deal with more mass shootings, sadly enough. The effect on the reader – the triage, teams of surgeons and nurses, resupply from a nearby hospital – is more insight into the horror. Suffering and death quantified in medical terms. Not pleasant to read. But, like visiting the Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC, everyone should do it as one step in avoiding a recurrence.

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