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Discussion => Politics and Current Events => Topic started by: Autonemesis on March 17, 2017, 09:27:21 AM

Title: Ohio county morgue resorts to cold-storage trailers from state disaster agency
Post by: Autonemesis on March 17, 2017, 09:27:21 AM
https://twitter.com/dabeard/status/841642248492240897

Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/03/16/drugs-are-killing-so-many-in-this-county-that-cold-storage-trailers-are-being-used-as-morgues/)
Title: Re: Ohio county morgue resorts to cold-storage trailers from state disaster agency
Post by: Testy Calibrate on March 17, 2017, 11:04:44 AM
huh. I guess I just don't run in those circles.
Title: Re: Ohio county morgue resorts to cold-storage trailers from state disaster agency
Post by: MikeS on March 17, 2017, 11:26:12 AM
The story did say the county (of over 375,000 people) morgue only had 12 spots.
US death rate of 8.1/1,000 means "normal" deaths are over 3,000 per year, but only a fraction of those end up in the county morgue.  Add drug death concentrations and you probably have another 200 to 300 over that (who would ALL probably go to the morgue for autopsy).  So the morgue is probably handling nearly double what they did 10 years before.

Grim statistics all the same.