Letters to the Editor

Thursday letters: Hospitals more dangerous than ice cream


Like everyone, I am horrified by the three deaths that apparently were caused by eating frozen desserts manufactured by Blue Bell.

What I am more horrified about is the apparent lack of interest in the U.S. health-care industry, the media and our government about the fact that 90,000 patients suffer and 20,000 die each year from staph infections caught in U.S. health-care facilities.

I believe this number of deaths could be dramatically reduced if the same proven procedures used in food preparation (which I was involved in for 38 years) were applied to protect patients from staph and other infections that occur in health-care facilities.

Charles E. Schuster

North Charleston