Saturday, May 02, 2009

Stat attack

Every year in Britain some 12,000 - 16,000 people die after catching flu - but you never hear about it. Swine flu kills 7 in Mexico and suddenly we're all going to die?

Every year some 150-200 British servicemen and women are killed in service and nobody outside of their immediate family know about it. A similar number die in 6 years during the war in Iraq and every one is splashed across the front pages of the papers and leads the news headlines?

Of course, every death is a tragedy for someone - but for God's sake, keep a perspective on it.

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