A true scientist has estimated the US deaths (16-94) from the VW cheating. Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer reports: AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge
Volkswagen‘s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.
The software that the company admitted using to get around government emissions limits allowed VWs to spew enough pollution to cause somewhere between 16 and 94 deaths over seven years, with the annual count increasing more recently as more of the diesels were on the road. The total cost has been well over $100 million.
The analysis, based on an analysis by Carnegie Mellon professor Peter Adams, uses EPA estimates to come up with the number of deaths. Did they count any of the deaths? Of course not. Why should they when they have this method of picking out the cause of death of 0.000004% of the population each year. You might think you’d be embarrassed to write or be associated with such scientific BS as this, but apparently Borenstein and Adams are not.
My analysis says that there have been 0 deaths associated with this cheating because there have been that number of deaths with diagnosed cause of excess NOx emissions.
This one is definitely organic plant food.