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* an extrapolation based upon an estimated 250,000 killed annually as reported in the BMJ by Dr. Marty Mackary of Johns Hopkins.    

 One of the fundamental 
principles of medicine:
FIRST, DO NO HARM 
from The Hippocratic Oath​
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FIGHTING FOR SAFE AND FAIR HEALTH CARE
HOSPITAL PATIENTS KILLED 
2017 YEAR TO DATE*