ZAZ: The vaccine costs $500.
varmitydog: Wait.........three out of every four Canadians has a venereal disease?I figure that the mom in TFA has it since she is so eager to get her kid a shot for it.
sheep snorter: Lets see.... GOV Rick Perry's best bud made billions of dollars off of Perry forcing high school sluts to be injected and billions of dollars more by then forcing high school boy sluts to get injected with the vaccine, even though its chances of death or other, was quite high and maybe violated medical ethics laws.
iron de havilland: meanmutton: iron de havilland: ZAZ: The vaccine costs $500.The vaccine is sold for $500.It costs a lot less than that.So get farkig insurance and then it's free.Meh. I've just posted in another thread about how farked up America's healthcare system is.I won't repeat it, but Americans do seem to enjoy putting Americans through all sorts of pain and suffering for what is a cornerstone of most developed societies.You sick fark.
BumpInTheNight: You know what, I'm not going to keep reading through paragraphs of some nutjob trying to justify giving teenage boys a cure to cervical cancer just to figure out what the hell subby is smoking.
BumpInTheNight: some nutjob trying to justify giving teenage boys a cure to cervical cancer
Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Speaking as someone who does cost-benefit analyses which include the cost of a human life, I can help you out with your calc. It's approximately $1 million.
ZAZ: And when determining the cost-effectiveness of a vaccine, it's important to remember how costly HPV is, she says, adding diagnosing and treating related infections costs the Canadian health care system more than $300 million each year.There are a half million Canadians per year. The vaccine costs $500. Effectiveness against the four targeted strains is 56%; let's say it cuts expenses by a half because the many non-targeted strains are less important. So they are talking about spending $250 million per year to save $150 million per year. Add in value of life saved and maybe the vaccine is cost neutral. I don't see a strong case for aggressively promoting it, unless you own shares in Merck.
Occam's Disposable Razor: ZAZ: Effectiveness against the four targeted strains is 56%;ZAZ: (The reason I say probably instead of definitely is we don't know for sure what the long term consequence of the 56% reduction in infection is. An obvious guess is a uniform 56% reduction in HPV-related disease, but the reduction could be anywhere from near 0 to near 100%.)It works better than that. You obviously like this 56% number, where's it from?
ZAZ: So they are talking about spending $250 million per year to save $150 million per year. Add in value of life saved and maybe the vaccine is cost neutral. I don't see a strong case for aggressively promoting it, unless you own shares in Merck.
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