Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues
We are tossing ineffective or inappropriate drugs at populations, or no treatment at all, that don't have the money. It's called "cost effective". It wouldn't be cost effective to treat everyone the same. Which is a sick joke. At the same time we are all sharing the same micobacteria. Politics, poverty, lower standard of living, war, ineffect ...more
��2 Stars, don���t bother
Self Purchase for Kindle.
First Impression: Unremarkable
I hate it when books in series don���t take time to reintroduce the characters to you. I waited a long time between the first and second book and couldn���t remember everyone. This book just drops you back in and I found that annoying.
I liked the first one in the series ok, ����3.5 Stars but boy this one just was bad. You are dropped right back in with no reintroduction and there isn���t much description...more
I thought Farmer did a really great job pointing out the need for a balanced approach to HIV and TB treatment/prevention. While it is of course important to foc ...more
Not only is it the ethical thing to help all the world's people deal with treatable, deadly diseases, it's enlightened self interest to do so as boundaries and border ...more
Stories were interesting the first time, but they get rehashed to make the same point repeatedly. I would have been good after maybe 50 pages. That may be the result of this being a compilation of essays.
Disease treatment is disease prevention, for Infectious Disease.
If current best treatments are too expensive for use in developing countries, what does that mean about the value we place on life?
MDRTB needs to be treated as well as simple tube ...more
Plus, somebody unfamiliar with the field, may be convinced. However, important arguements against the concepts presented in the book are overlooked. For example, I think cultural appropriateness should not be completely overlooked. In addition, there are only limited funds available, especially for this field.