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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: jsteinhardt 25 December 2010 04:08:04AM 1 point [-]

This is an excellent article. A quick comment on one of the sentences:

GiveWell.org, a site which collects and interprets data on the effectiveness of charities, predicts that antimalarial drugs save one child from malaria per $5,000 worth of bed medicine, but insecticide-treated bed nets save one child from malaria per $500 worth of drugs.

I find this sentence somewhat confusing. Should the "worth of bed medicine" be just "medicine", and the "worth of drugs" be "worth of netting"?

Comment author: Yvain 25 December 2010 05:13:21AM 2 points [-]

Thank you, I have no idea what happened to my brain there.