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# As malaria is transmitted almost entirely by mosquito bites and mosqui

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As malaria is transmitted almost entirely by mosquito bites and mosquitos are most active at night, the easiest and most cost-effective way to dramatically reduce the malaria rate in a country is to cover all beds and other sleeping areas with mosquito-proof netting. The World Bank ought, therefore, to reallocate substantial funds to purchasing mosquito nets for the areas most affected by malaria, which include Southern Continental Africa and the South American interior.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the recommendation above depends?

(A) Exposure to malaria can have beneficial effects in some, particularly the very young.
(B) Malaria is the most serious disease that is transmitted by mosquitos.
(C) There exist no vaccines for malaria which are effective in all populations.
(D) World Bank efforts to reduce other diseases worldwide do not need the funds that would be reallocated.
(E) The rate of malaria infection is not substantially higher in Souther Continental Africa than in the South American interior.
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11 Aug 2019, 08:54
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Pls explain how A and not C, as per my understanding WB is allocating funds for mosquito net because there is no probable mass vaccination available for malaria. If we negate this and say that there is vaccination available for malaria then there is no need for WB to reallocate funds for mosquito net. Also from where does beneficial effect came into picture.

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11 Aug 2019, 10:31
OA cannot be A. Someone pls correct it.

OA is C.

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11 Aug 2019, 12:00
David nguyen wrote:
As malaria is transmitted almost entirely by mosquito bites and mosquitos are most active at night, the easiest and most cost-effective way to dramatically reduce the malaria rate in a country is to cover all beds and other sleeping areas with mosquito-proof netting. The World Bank ought, therefore, to reallocate substantial funds to purchasing mosquito nets for the areas most affected by malaria, which include Southern Continental Africa and the South American interior.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the recommendation above depends?

(A) Exposure to malaria can have beneficial effects in some, particularly the very young.
(B) Malaria is the most serious disease that is transmitted by mosquitos.
(C) There exist no vaccines for malaria which are effective in all populations.
(D) World Bank efforts to reduce other diseases worldwide do not need the funds that would be reallocated.
(E) The rate of malaria infection is not substantially higher in Souther Continental Africa than in the South American interior.

The answer should be C.
Please look into it and edit the OA.
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11 Aug 2019, 12:21
I doubt OA.

Why C is wrong and A is correct

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11 Aug 2019, 17:58
Whoever gave A as the OA, standing ovation for you sir. Please check the OA. It must be C

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11 Aug 2019, 20:55
Eternal wrote:
David nguyen wrote:
As malaria is transmitted almost entirely by mosquito bites and mosquitos are most active at night, the easiest and most cost-effective way to dramatically reduce the malaria rate in a country is to cover all beds and other sleeping areas with mosquito-proof netting. The World Bank ought, therefore, to reallocate substantial funds to purchasing mosquito nets for the areas most affected by malaria, which include Southern Continental Africa and the South American interior.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the recommendation above depends?

(A) Exposure to malaria can have beneficial effects in some, particularly the very young.
(B) Malaria is the most serious disease that is transmitted by mosquitos.
(C) There exist no vaccines for malaria which are effective in all populations.
(D) World Bank efforts to reduce other diseases worldwide do not need the funds that would be reallocated.
(E) The rate of malaria infection is not substantially higher in Souther Continental Africa than in the South American interior.

The answer should be C.
Please look into it and edit the OA.

I understand that everyone is concerned as I am concerned too. Here is the explanation from the Barron Book:

"Argument: The conclusion straddles the therefore. The World Bank should shift funds to mosquito nets in order to reduce the rat of malaria - a Net Benefit calculation that cites only one advantage: mosquito nets work. Thus, the argument assumes that there are no unexplored advantages or disadvantages.

(A) The correct answer presents just such an advantage, that malaria exposure is sometimes helpful. Answer Choices (B) and (E) are Irrelevant Comparisons, Answer Choice (C) is a false Extreme, and Answer Choice (D) is One Step Removed, as the argument is not that the effect of the change will be beneficial overall, merely to the malaria rate.
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