Highway Death Toll Warning Signs May Cause More Crashes, Not Less

Freeway Loss of life Toll Warning Indicators Might Trigger Extra Crashes, Not Much less

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, April 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Showing highway death tolls on roadside message boards in a bid to curb crashes may actually cause more accidents, a new study suggests.That’s because they distract drivers, the researchers said.At least 27 states have used such messages. The new report focused on Texas,…

Global death toll of COVID-19 pandemic may be more than three times higher than official records, estimates indicate

World dying toll of COVID-19 pandemic could also be greater than 3 times increased than official data, estimates point out

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain More than three times as many people may have died worldwide as a result of the pandemic than official COVID-19 death records suggest, according to an analysis published in The Lancet. While the official COVID-19 death toll was 5.9 million between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, the new study…