Re: Vaccine efficacy

Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 08:34:14 MST

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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