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Deworming Data Re-Analysis Raises Questions About Effectiveness Of Simple Solutions To International Development Issues

Vox: This academic debate about worms has an important lesson for the future of global poverty
“This past week, the international development and global health community has been torn apart by a debate about parasitic worms that has grown so fierce it’s been dubbed the ‘worm wars.’ … [T]he reason this has caught mainstream attention is that the worm wars are threatening one of the holy grails of international development: the idea that somewhere out there is a simple, easy intervention that will have a huge positive effect on a complex, difficult problem…” (Taub, 7/27).

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