Of course, you are right. It was blatantly irrelevant.
However, it did flesh out the relevancy of your
"academic" citation. Titles and affiliations are not the
point, tho, are they?
> >Saving Scarce Public Health Resources and Saving Lives, Dr. Paul Epstein,
> >M.D., M.P.H., Harvard University School of Medicine
> >"Climate forecasting can also be extremely useful in targeting scarce
> >funding for surveillance and response, research and training, and emergency
> >production of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics, in the U.S. and abroad..."
> >in a publication by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
> How is this even remotely related? The book I cited is a summary of a 50M$
> controlled experiment of 5000 people over 3-5 years where some where randomly
> given free health care and others were instead given a small subsidy.
> Those given free care incured ~30% more expenses, and yet had almost identical
> health. You offer a random quote where someone hopes that climate forecasting
> will help inform vaccine production. I can't see the relation.
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