Gun violence is a public health epidemic, experts say. It needs to be treated like one.


Gun violence is a public health crisis, treat it like one, experts say

Unrelenting gun violence is part of a longtime public health crisis that is worsening, say frustrated researchers.

Dr. Michael Rodriguez is tired of “thoughts and prayers.”

He is overwhelmed. Weary. Frustrated with inaction. Yet another staggering string of gunfire massacres across the nation has left dozens dead and more reeling. 

Ten killed at a Buffalo, New York grocery store. Two teachers and 19 elementary school children dead in Uvalde, Texas. Four dead at a medical center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In Ames, Iowa, two women killed outside a church. 

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