[extropy-chat] Are vaccinations useless?

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 05:17:13 UTC 2006

On 3/14/06, "Hal Finney" <hal at finney.org> wrote:
> One of the other sources I found at the library was a health economics
> textbook that Robin recommended on his web page for his students: The
> Economics of Health and Health Care, by Folland, Goodman, and Stano.
> This has a nice overview of the areas of consensus and controversy
> regarding the causes of the dramatic decline in mortality over the past
> 250 years.

Good article, thanks! Not very specific about actual causes, but it would
seem consistent with the idea that things like hygiene, sanitation and
quarantine account for the largest part of the improvement (with improved
nutrition helping, but not enough to account for the bulk).
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