Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stop the presses

A fairly typical story in the Guardian/Observer regarding the UN asking for money from "rich" countries:

The swine flu pandemic could kill millions and cause anarchy in the world's poorest nations unless £900m can be raised from rich countries to pay for vaccines and antiviral medicines, says a UN report leaked to the Observer.
So far, fairly routine. Then there is this:

The 47-page report provides a detailed breakdown of the basic needs of 75 vulnerable countries with the weakest capacity to withstand an escalation of the virus. Six countries from Latin America, including Cuba and Bolivia, 21 countries from Asia and the Pacific such as North Korea and Bangladesh, and 40 countries from Africa such as Congo and Eritrea are included in the survey.
Cuba? The very same Cuba which the statist left claims to have a superior healthcare system to that of Gringo Norte? My, my....

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