[SpamCop-Social] Re: On non sequiturs
chris.a.wright at gmail.com
Fri May 26 09:45:06 EDT 2006
> "D.F. Manno" <dfmanno at mail.com> wrote in
> news:dfmanno-43ECB2.18410924052006 at news.cesmail.net:
>> You're making an unspoken assumption here: that the risk in the case
>> of the blood is the same percentage as the chance of hitting the
>> lottery. If it isn't, then your reasoning has a hole in it.
> Considering how many millions of people in the UK were eating beef products
> in the late 80s and early 90s (when BSE was most prevalent) and how many
> have turned out to have CJD, I'd say the odds in fact are even better than
> 1 in 13 million for not being infected.
The medical community are treating this as a possible 'sleeping giant'
of a problem, since there is no known test for finding out who is
infected, only quite a difficult test to determine if you have vCJD once
the onset of problems begin.
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