In our media I hear a lot about…

In our media I hear a lot about the evils of profiling, but I wonder if I am being hoodwinked. Each year the CDC analyzes their research to decide which strains of the flu to guard against in this year’s vaccination. They profile. Businesses study shopping trends and consumer preference in order to supply inventory for the coming season. They profile. Pollsters use voter samplings to predict election outcomes. They profile. To profile means to use good sense. It has nothing to do with prejudice, which is belief without basis. Profiling results from an accumulation of evidence that provides a basis for a profile. If all the evidence points to one pharmaceutical compounder as the source of wide-sweeping fungal meningitis, am I biased if I delineate between the one and others who have had no trouble? This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess.

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