[FoRK] The Lancet publishes Johns Hopkins' research on Iraq -
100,000 excess deaths, or more
dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Mon Nov 1 09:05:50 PST 2004
Actually, the estimate isnt that bad, considering that the estimates
based on journalistic sources alone are in the 10-50K range.
> I've got a better word for it: propaganda.
> On 1-Nov-04, at 6:09 AM, Luis Villa wrote:
>> Given that confidence level, they should be embarassed as scientists
>> to be going around saying that 'conservative assumptions' place them
>> at 100K. And the Lancet should be embarassed to publish it.
>> It looks like an interesting methodology, and some interesting (and
>> not terribly invalid) assumptions made. But if that's the best results
>> you can come up with... shameful.
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