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Re: The Heatwave; Europe, and it's implications...
Daryl DeBell comments on the old victims of the heat wave in France:
"It seems to me that the deaths due to the heat in France are more due to ignorance or stupidity than they are a medical problem. All it takes to beat the heat is some water and a piece of cloth. Enough cooling would be provided to avoid heat stroke. I think it's unfair to blame the children. How would they know it was going to be hot? Or that the old ones wouldn't think to cool themselves in a tub or with cold, wet cloths?"
Well, did the children call to find out if they were well? Probably some of the old people could not move. Did the children rush home?
Ronald Hilton - 09.02.03