Media Hype?

David McCormick

David McCormick

While browsing the interweb, I came across this video by Dr. Hans Rosling – probably the most amusing statistician alive today (and no, that’s not an oxymoron).

Dr. Rosling teaches International Health at the Karolinksa Institutet (like Harvard, but in Sweden), and is also the Director of the Gapminder Foundation.  Gapminder has some more amusing videos on their site and they take health issues, like HIV/AIDS, and present them in an entirely new context.  What I especially like about the site is that they recognize that the issues are complex and that simple solutions probably don’t exist (you can see this at the end of the above video when he says that he supports the media coverage, but warns us not to read into it too much).

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