View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Friday, May 30, 2003
The Washington Post has a neat little Java applet on their SARS page (this morning it's about how Canada is quarantining 5000 more people; at this rate, it'll be the Blue Jays, not the Expos, that move to DC).

Anyway, this applet shows the worldwide case and death totals, and then breaks them down by country. And they list China, China-Hong Kong, China-Macao, and China-Taiwan. Wait a minute, China-Taiwan? What the hell is "China-Taiwain?" And then you see that the numbers come from the WHO. So because the Post editors don't have enough sense, or alertness, or guts to correct a UN bureaucracy, "China-Taiwan" makes it into the Aspiring Paper of Record.


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