Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Relevance of Numbers

(risking the overwhelming influence of stats)
A recent story from CBC: "Preventable diseases kill 29,000 children under the age of five every day around the world, says a report released Wednesday by UNICEF Canada."

If one includes adults that die from preventable disease, the number becomes about 40,000 deaths each day.

Students from Dalhousie, as well as other schools, are currently on reading week.

If one were to include the weekends, 97% of halifax would be dead by the end of reading week... picture the bodies.


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