Friday, November 14

The BBC has an interactive map of the spread of the AIDS epidemic (via daudis afrofile).

I have serious doubt about the accuracy of the graph. (I don't believe it for a second, in fact). There is no way that the spread of AIDS could have been tracked to even this broad a degree.

The fact that South African AIDS population is put between 20% and 39% percent in 2001 overblown. Even the worst estimates I've seen only has it between 10-15%. They even say so, attributing only 5 million AIDS cases to South Africa. That is around 10-12% of the population.

But then this is 'par for the course' for the BBC. Their reporting has become so unreliable that I have begun to doubt even their run of the mill stories, never mind 'special reports' or documentaries.


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