[extropy-chat] Are vaccinations useless?

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tue Mar 14 19:12:17 UTC 2006

On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 10:23:32PM +0000, Russell Wallace wrote:

>    (Caveat: I'm talking about the First World; in the Second World, a
>    case could be made that people not being herded into gulags anymore
>    makes a bigger difference, and in the Third World the major advances

I thought Second World, or at least Russian, life expectancy was falling,
actually.  I don't know if this is from old numbers having been inflated, loss
of the Soviet health system, or stress/loss-of-status factors.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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