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Which of the following professions has the highest rate of fatal work injuries?

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In 2018, one out of every 1,025 full-time-equivalent loggers was killed by an injury sustained at work. The analogous figures for fishers was 1,292, roofers was 1,942, and farmers was 4,051. In comparison, Covid-19 has killed roughly one out of every 4,000 U.S. residents as of May 12, 2020. This comparison may substantially understate the relative deadliness of these professions since many deaths occur in them every year, which is highly unlikely for C-19. This is because genetic and immunological research has found that the virus that causes it is "very vulnerable to antibody neutralization" and has limited capacity to mutate because of "a proof-reading function" in its genetics. Furthermore, work injuries mostly kill people at far younger ages than C-19 and thus rob many more years of life from each victim.

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