Suppose a new vaccine that prevents the SARS virus is discovered. Each injection

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Suppose a new vaccine that prevents the SARS virus is discovered. Each injection costs $10 and is expected to save 1 in 15,000,000 lives. What is the total cost per life saved for this vaccine? Would you support a government-sponsored program to vaccinate each citizen? Would your response change if a huge epidemic of SARS broke out and the injections would save 1 in 1000 lives? Explain why.

Apr 21st, 2015

each injection=$10 and saves 1:15,000,000

total cost per life saved will be 1/15000000*$10=6.667*10^-7

I would not support a government program to vaccinate each citizen since it is not cost effective

My response would change since a ratio of 1:1000 is more cost effective. At least the cost per individual person will be reduced


Apr 21st, 2015

Suppose a disease is expected to infect 2% of those living in the United States. If the population is 280,000,000, how many people could we expect to become infected with this disease?


Apr 21st, 2015

2/100*280000000=5600000

Apr 21st, 2015

2/100*280000000=5600000

Apr 21st, 2015

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Apr 21st, 2015

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Apr 21st, 2015

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Apr 21st, 2015

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Apr 21st, 2015

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