Saturday, February 05, 2005


The Dog That Didn't Bark

No news is good news:

Precautions at the outset of the tsunami disaster in Indonesia's Aceh province prevented major outbreaks of infectious diseases, even though medical aid distribution was bedeviled by poor coordination, a World Health Organization official said Thursday.
In other words, even though the UN took weeks to get its act in gear (has it, yet?) the swift response of others, such as Australia and the US, averted a crisis.

You'd think the UN could at least say thanks.