A new MIT/Harvard study calculates the number of early American deaths caused by the emissions scandal (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...excess-emissions-will-kill-59-americans-study). I love these peer-reviewed studies. The logic of it all is maddening. Fascinating facts, capturing the attention of the media, will no doubt make it into the Congressional Record. There are an estimated 482,000 affected vehicles on the road, and 59 persons will die an early death. Give me a break. Lesssee: 59/482000 = a very, very tiny number. Statisticians should arise in protest. At least the company had the sense to refuse comment on the study published in Environmental Research Letters (http://www.wired.com/2015/10/new-study-links-vws-emissions-cheating-59-deaths/). Just to be clear, note that I am not defending Volkswagen for its cheating on emissions testing. I am commenting on the ludicrous analytical research study.