Sunday, October 26, 2008

Keep in mind

As we all bicker over the election, vegetarian or omnivore diets and bike tires keep this in mind:

Eight thousand Africans dying every day of AIDS, TB and malaria -- preventable, treatable diseases -- dying for lack of drugs we can buy at any drugstore. Twelve million AIDS orphans in Africa, 18 million by the end of the decade. A whole generation of active adults wiped out, children bringing up children.

That's not a cause, that's an emergency.