From the Dept. of WTF?

I’m all for Mrs. Blair working to help children with worm disease but….
clipped from time-blog.com

I realize that this photo is a blurry mess, but it may be the only visual record of one of the most surreal Davos moments ever. Somewhere behind those backs of people’s heads are Cherie Booth Blair (you know, Tony’s wife), pretending to be an intestinal worm, chasing (while wearing boots with three-inch heels) after a bunch of Davos attendees pretending to be schoolchildren. Meanwhile, Gene Sperling (a top economic adviser in the Clinton administration), is pretending to be a teacher, rushing to get antiworm medicine to the kids before Cherie gets them.

This was all the doing of Deworm the World, an initiative that’s grown out of research by MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab showing that kids who have taken antiworm medicine are more likely to attend school and do well than their worm-ridden peers. (It’s been put together by several of my fellow Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, but I didn’t have anything to do with it.)

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