Haiti in Context: Visualize the Disaster

150,000 is a big number by anyone's standards, but for a small country like Haiti, it is unfathomable. This is what America would look like if we lost a proportionate number of our citizens to a natural disaster...


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Just how disproportionate is the loss of the Haitians compared to other natural disasters? Well, what if we combine all of the deaths by hurricane, tornado, and earthquake in the last 100 years of United States history and compare it to a single day in Haiti...

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Well, what about a world view. The United States isn't exactly a good example given our wealth and infrastructure. What about a worldwide epidemic like the swine flu...

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Notes: Numbers of Haitians dead based on conservative estimate of 150,000. Americans killed in natural disasters gathered from a variety of sources but primarily the CDC and NOAA. American population determined by 2008 census. Swine flu deaths determined by WHO confirmed deaths.

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