Idle thought: I read recently

Idle thought: I read recently (I’m sorry, I can’t remember where) that eight children under the age of five die every minute because of disease and malnutrition. On Tuesday, around 5000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks – a terrible atrocity, which nothing can detract from. But on that same day, 11500 under-5s died. Another 11500 died on Wednesday. And Thursday and Friday. A similar number will die today. Two have died in the time it has taken you to read this paragraph. Think about it.