Wednesday, December 19, 2012

desensitized

us- all of us- becoming desensitized to these occurrences. Research on that aspect- wonder what part of UC does it? But, for now, on the research side there is this coming into the coverage:

"To understand more about what we know and don’t know about the science of firearm violence, Slate contacted Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. For over 30 years, he has studied firearm violence and published more than 100 studies in the field" read the full article...
and
Maddow: "Maybe instead of banning research on gun violence, maybe we could now allow or even encourage research on gun violence. Maybe we could make the data we do collect on gun violence more available and not less available."
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PS
Reminded that Julie Gerberding, of UCB School of Public Health in the 1990's, headed the CDC for much of the last decade- something to keep in mind in looking at the above. Wonder what she has to say on these stories?

Usually (as you likely notice) pull the hottest quote out of a story and make it the blog title- did not do that this time- but there are some very disturbing sections in the Slate article above that deserve care and attention from all of our leaders and concerned citizens...

Grace.

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