It kind of puts our natural reaction to "small" death tolls into perspective, doesn't it? On one hand, it's always great to hear that not many people died, but it's easy to forget that there are still 50 families out there that suddenly became a little less whole. To them, it probably doesn't seem like a small death toll.
I remember my doctor mentioning once during a physical that I was xx number of years from needing a digital prostate exam. She reassured me that her fingers were small. It was a weird mix of relief and .