Friday, September 02, 2005

Disasters: man-made & man-made (?)

    When hospitals could take no more victims, the bodies were laid side by side on the footpath and covered with white cloths and foil blankets. It was a scene of raw and pitiable emotion as women pulled back the covers in a desperate search for loved ones. [Link.]
    Hospitals struggled to evacuate critically ill patients who were dying for lack of oxygen, insulin or intravenous fluids. But when some hospitals try to airlift patients, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Cheri Ben-Iesan said, “there are people just taking potshots at police and at helicopters, telling them, ‘You better come get my family.”’ [Link.]
Also check out Sourin's post here.

CG asks:

    It has always been puzzling to me, the huge difference between the resources a country will allocate to it's military spending, as opposed to everything else. Why is it that a foreign threat to a country is deemed deadlier than a threat from other more home-grown factors like poverty, environmental catastrophes, pollution or lack of basic health care? Continue reading ...

2 Comments:

At 10:32 AM, Blogger gawker said...

Hi Anand
Thanks for linking to my post. Lets hope the insanity ceases soon.

 
At 1:13 AM, Anonymous Anand said...

Yeah let's hope so.

 

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