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    Foreign media: The economic loss caused by gun injuries in the United States is about 557 billion US dollars a year

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    The impact of gun violence in the U.S. is not limited to the number of deaths: The annual economic loss from gun injuries is about $557 billion, according to a study published on the 27th, EFE Washington reported.

    reported that, according to the study published in JAMA by the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, this figure is equivalent to 2.6% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

    Reportedly, 88% of that $557 billion comes from loss of quality of life for gunshot victims and their families.

    reported that gunshot wounds rose from 2.6 to 11.7 per 100,000 insureds at companies that buy health insurance for their employees .

    Research states that each non-fatal injury has direct medical costs of approximately $30,000 per person in the first year alone.

    In addition to this additional cost, it is estimated that private companies nationwide have lost revenue and productivity of $535 million.

    Reported that survivors were affected both physically and mentally: 40% increase in pain-related illness, 51% increase in mental illness, substance abuse increased by 85%.

    The numbers show that “business owners and their health insurers bear a significant financial burden for gunshot wounds,” said Song, the study’s author.

    reported that while for a business owner with 100,000 employees, 12 gunshot wounds and the resulting first year of 360,000 Dollars in direct costs (excluding indirect costs) may not be enough to change company strategy.

    But given that the private sector is increasingly affected by shootings, the expert argues that the economic benefits of avoiding gunshot wounds as much as possible have become “harder to ignore” “.

    According to the Pew Research Center, 45,222 people died from gun-related injuries in the United States in 2020, the highest number on record. (Compile/Li Zijian)

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