[extropy-chat] Are vaccinations useless?

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Mon Mar 20 03:54:29 UTC 2006

On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:41:07PM -0500, Jeff Medina wrote:

> expert and he is, such as health economics, I have no rational choice
> but to give his claims about health economics more weight than my own.
> Frankly, I'm amazed so many people with no claim to even moderate
> competence in any health economics, public health, or related areas,
> have been so dismissive of Robin here.

Yes... OTOH, if one hears about various randomized controlled trials showing
that treatments work for specific purposes, and then someone says "the
statistics show all those treatments don't add up to real utility", are you
going to doubt the trials or the statistician?

-xx- Damien X-) 

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