Friday, January 04, 2008

Unfortunate Hopkins Linkage

I felt compelled to post just now, as my customized streaming music station on Yahoo Music just served up the namesake song for this URL.

I'm glad that National Journal published this exhaustive discussion of the pretty far fetched Lancet study from 2006 (the one claiming > 650k civilian casualties from coalition bombs up to that point; this was over an order of magnitude higher than the several existing estimates). Unfortunately, it also reminded me that the study that appeared in The Lancet was produced by a group of authors primarily based out of Hopkins SPH. Their motives do not look to have been too far beyond reproach..

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