Neil deGrasse Tyson, surprisingly, gives a bit of context.
In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.
On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…
500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun
Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
Now the numbers (the stats) are unsourced, but I’m going to assume that they bear some semblance to reality (I believe one of the follow-up comments confirms some of the stats).
His followers are not smart enough to understand what NdT did and so they are not happy. Fearing recriminations, NdT has apologized. Sort of.