Interesting reaction to Tuesday’s post from my friend Perry Metzger.  Perry, with his permission:

biggie is the number of people who die from medical errors and bad
hygiene in hospitals. It’s thousands a day globally. Unlike the global
murder problem, this one is probably quite straightforwardly fixed by
improving process. My #2 is the mosquito
disease problem, where something like 3000 people die a day, possibly
much more as we really don’t know — this is now easily fixed, though
anti-GMO hysteria will probably delay the fix until after literally ten
or twenty million more people have died.