Fear check: fatal airline crashes are down 65 percent over the last 10 years. But don't get complacent; deaths from deadly bacteria are on the rise, and the numbers are startling:
If the mortality estimates are correct, the number of deaths associated with the germ, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, would exceed those attributed to H.I.V.-AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, emphysema or homicide each year.
Read that again. The stats are that about one in 4 people that contract a drug-resistant Staph infection will die.
Only one in 4.5 million airline departures result in a fatality.