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Old 04-01-2018, 11:32 PM   #1257 (permalink)
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Doctors have a high rate of suicide because... surprise... it's a stressful job.

Long hours, and you're often on call 24 hours a day. If your specialty means you cater to high risk patients... as cardiologists and neurosurgeons do... then the stress is greater, as one tiny mistake means you're left with a dead patient and/or an expensive career-ending lawsuit.

Rich people with big egos collect yes-men over the years. No surprise that they will eventually find doctors that will tell them what they want to hear rather than what they need to hear.

But Medicine, it works. It's an industry based on keeping you alive long enough so that you will keep buying more medicine as you grow older and everything starts inevitably breaking down.

Which is the ultimate retort to anti-vaxxers: What makes more money? Selling you medicine that will kill you? Or selling medicine that will keep you alive long enough that you will need more of it?