n IMIESA - When the worst thing happens : editor's comment

Volume 30, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... IMIESA OCTOBER 2005 - 3 EDITOR'S COMMENT Nicholas McDiarmid The level of grief experienced around the world after the Tsunami, then Hurricane Kat- rina, bears witness to a fundamental human emotion that is as much about survival as it is about our wonderful capacity for empathy. The five typhoid-related deaths in Delmas require no less a reaction from us as a nation. It is so important not to be overwhelmed by numbers. Comparing the deaths of five with 20 000 may seem ludicrous in this age of instant communication, but let not com- parison dull our empathy. The loved ..

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