Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The casualty game

Remember just 4 days ago when the media reported 10,000 people were 'feared dead' after Typhoon Haiyan left the Philippines. This number was based on a quote from a local official and repeated without qualifications around the world.

Sigh.

You can see how people pick the worse possible estimates and repeat it again and again as if it resemblances any truth.

So far the official count of the dead victims of the Typhoon hovers around 1800 people, a number that will definitely increase as they count and discovered more victims but most probably will not come near the first reported number.


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