Gapminder: Drama vs Facts

I loved those Gapminder TED Talks, about how much Infant Mortality is down globally. It’s amazing. Then Hans Rosling and his family wrote a book about their work, just as Dr. Rosling was dying from cancer. I hate cancer, maybe I’ve mentioned that? He was a doctor in charge of teaching prospective doctors about Public Health. He learned that they did not know much about the state of the world’s health. Almost every student, some of the smartest certainly, thought the condition of global health was much worse that it actually was. Is.

Google it. Is the world better now than five years ago? What about 20? or 50? The numbers, when you dig into them, are amazing. Amazingly good.