Great, heart attacks only occur between 24 and 144 hours early because of DST. I guess we can all sleep soundly. Except, on Monday.
But, heart attacks are just a small slice of an otherwise shit sandwich. Are we going to ignore the 17% increase in car accidents after we switch the clocks?
Or perhaps we ignore the fact that teenagers, with their sleep cycle always behind that of adults, are even more impacted by DST?
DST is not the same as the World Cup or the Superbowl or 4th of July. It has lasting negative impacts, some say as much as 2 weeks after the clock changes, and the gains are marginal, and it’s nationwide.
So, should we ban the World Cup and the Superbowl? Sure, when they are shown to cause damage that lasts for over a week to the wider population. When they are shown to bring only pain and suffering, and almost no joy to the majority of people.