Because things like this happen along quite regularly.
Dr. Richard Daines, the state Commissioner of Health during the Paterson administration from 2007-2010, died Feb. 26 at age 60.Not a great advert for their health recommendations, is it? Still, at least Dr Daines scrambled past the 60 mark, unlike others one could mention.
Dr. Daines left a legacy as a fervent supporter of the public health of New Yorkers—whether or not New Yorkers wanted to grapple with their obesity, smoking habits and soda addictions. He championed the fight for a tax on sugary beverages, taking to You Tube to graphically educate New Yorkers about the dangers of obesity and the empty calories in soda.
Considering the story of the day, perhaps insurance companies should think about offering favourable terms to public health miserabilists wishing to take out pension plans.
H/T The mushroom lover