I just finished the second of two posts for GiveWell on the heated academic controversy over whether it is a good idea to mass-deworm children in regions where the parasite infections are common. The first post focusses on the “internal validity” of a particularly influential study that took place along Lake Victoria, in Kenya, in the late 1990s. The second thinks through how safely we can generalize from that study to other times and places. It has a lot more graphs, including some that look pretty wormy…
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