By all reliable accounts, Belize is suffering from serious epidemics of severe injury and death by traffic accident, street violence and domestic violence. The reported incidents of these occurrences are so great that if they were a virus, we would be speaking of plague.
Yet I do not see any signs of a mobilization to defeat these public health menaces. I guess its because these are REAl dangers, right here, right now, and they are things that something CAN be done to at least alleviate if not completely "cure."
It is so much easier to look like you are "doing something" to fix that which is not broken than to actually start fixing that which is....
(Needless to say, Belize is by no means unique either as to the above public health issues or its failure to deal with them with them...but you get the point.....)