[FoRK] The Lancet publishes Johns Hopkins' research on Iraq - 100,000 excess deaths, or more

Damien Morton 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.
>
> -Ian.
>
>
> 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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