Corrugated City

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Chile's Number One!

I just read this report in El Mercurio that cites a study showing that, per capita, Chile has the highest number of flu cases in the world. Also, Chile is 4th on the list of swine flu cases. Not bad going for a country of 16-odd million people.

Now, given that around 35% of the population live in a a city with unbreathable air and thousands of respiratory illness cases every winter, these stats don't really surprise me. They do make me appreciate the fact that I don't live in Santiago, though.

The Global Post published an article about Santiago's air pollution a few days ago as well.


Mamacita Chilena said...

I looooooooooove living in Santiago despite the fact that it's given me asthma.

Oh wait. That's a big fat lie. Like a big fat greek wedding except not nearly as fun.

cavils in chile said...

thanks for posting this

KM said...

i can't believe this!!! ....actually, yes i can.