Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It may be an eye opener but the main causes of death in children under the age of five is not AIDS (3%) but Pneumonia (19%) and Diarrhea (17%) [via:unicef]. Unfortunately diarrhea is not as popular and advertizable as AIDS, so no one is going to raise funds for dying by bowel movements - although this would make a difference since the cost for its "cure" is litteraly cents. All they need is a solution of salts and sugar, here again, no cutting edge technology or complicated drugs to brag about in the news. Thank gods, we know which disease is in nowadays, otherwise we would have to count on these mundane statistics.

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