Next News From Haiti: Pulling Out

By Andrew Gauthier 

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The New York Times

The CNN anchor Anderson Cooper knows the 24-hour news cycle as well as anyone, and last week, he lamented that the survivors of the Haiti earthquake would soon fall victim to that reality.

“We all know what’s going to happen” in a week or two, he said to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the CNN medical correspondent and a practicing neurosurgeon. “People are just going to lose interest in this as a story. They’re going to stop watching.”

Dr. Gupta answered, “In part, it’s up to you and up to us to make sure they dont forget.”

The devastation in Haiti has, in the words of the Pew Research Center, dominated the “public’s consciousness” in a way that few international disasters ever have. More…