Tag: #mortality

Vaya con Dios, Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott, a long-time sportscaster on ESPN, passed away today at the age of 49. I remember getting ready for work one morning and listening to ESPN radio as they mentioned that Scott had been diagnosed with cancer and would be out of commission for a while. It didn’t seem like a big deal because he was young and the…

The odds are always good (that you’re going to die)

I was listening to this song on the car the other day. It’s a pretty good song. Give it a listen: httpvh://youtu.be/LiTucKt-gM4 One of the big components of my work as an epidemiologist has been to calculate the odds of events happening (or not happening). For example, we can expect to see one person per million developing a disease on…