September 13, 2011

Crowd-Sourcing Good Samaritans

The Economist, The Economist

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AUTOMATIC external defibrillators (AEDs) are a common sight in America, where many states now require them at fitness centres, schools or airports. These devices deliver potentially life-saving electric shocks to victims of sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that claims 300,000 American lives each year, more than AIDS and lung, breast and prostate cancers combined.

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