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Recently, some critics of the U.S. government have pointed out that this country is the only advanced industrialized nation without a national vaccine laboratory and suggested that this lack makes the American public more vulnerable than other developed nations to infectious diseases, such as avian flu. A government official said these critics were disloyal and thus wrong about the public’s vulnerability. To support his claim, the official cited the generally long life span and low infant mortality of United States citizens, relative to all United Nation member nations. Mentioning the high quality of American hospitals, he added that all of the Europeans that he knew preferred to undergo major medical treatments in the United States rather than in the socialized medical systems in place in their home countries.

All of the following are weaknesses or potential weaknesses in the official’s argument EXCEPT:

The high quality of hospitals in the United States is not a factor affecting the public’s vulnerability to infectious disease.
Whether or not the critics are disloyal has no bearing on whether or not they are wrong.

The Europeans that the official cited are a demographically narrow sample, overwhelmingly composed of wealthy males over the age of fifty.

The average life span of United States citizens is determined not only by deaths due to infectious diseases but also by deaths due to all other causes.

Comparing the United States to all United Nations member nations does not address the concern that the U.S. is behind other advanced industrialized nations in a particular way.
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07 Aug 2008, 23:11
B for me. All the others undermine the official's argument.
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07 Aug 2008, 23:27
This seems to be analogy question.
Option A can be directly from argument which will undermine the govt official claims
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08 Aug 2008, 20:29
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Recently, some critics of the U.S. government have pointed out that this country is the only advanced industrialized nation without a national vaccine laboratory and suggested that this lack makes the American public more vulnerable than other developed nations to infectious diseases, such as avian flu. A government official said these critics were disloyal and thus wrong about the public’s vulnerability. To support his claim, the official cited the generally long life span and low infant mortality of United States citizens, relative to all United Nation member nations. Mentioning the high quality of American hospitals, he added that all of the Europeans that he knew preferred to undergo major medical treatments in the United States rather than in the socialized medical systems in place in their home countries.

All of the following are weaknesses or potential weaknesses in the official’s argument EXCEPT:

The high quality of hospitals in the United States is not a factor affecting the public’s vulnerability to infectious disease. -> this weakens

Whether or not the critics are disloyal has no bearing on whether or not they are wrong. -> this weakens the officials claim that critics are wrong

The Europeans that the official cited are a demographically narrow sample, overwhelmingly composed of wealthy males over the age of fifty. -> weakens since not a valid evidence given by him

The average life span of United States citizens is determined not only by deaths due to infectious diseases but also by deaths due to all other causes. -> weakens other causes do play a roile so cannot be stated as evidence for this scenario

Comparing the United States to all United Nations member nations does not address the concern that the U.S. is behind other advanced industrialized nations in a particular way. -> this is actually an irrelevant point here hence does not weaken the official argument.this is general statement

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08 Aug 2008, 20:31
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x97agarwal wrote:
Recently, some critics of the U.S. government have pointed out that this country is the only advanced industrialized nation without a national vaccine laboratory and suggested that this lack makes the American public more vulnerable than other developed nations to infectious diseases, such as avian flu. A government official said these critics were disloyal and thus wrong about the public’s vulnerability. To support his claim, the official cited the generally long life span and low infant mortality of United States citizens, relative to all United Nation member nations. Mentioning the high quality of American hospitals, he added that all of the Europeans that he knew preferred to undergo major medical treatments in the United States rather than in the socialized medical systems in place in their home countries.

All of the following are weaknesses or potential weaknesses in the official’s argument EXCEPT:

The high quality of hospitals in the United States is not a factor affecting the public’s vulnerability to infectious disease. -> this weakens

Whether or not the critics are disloyal has no bearing on whether or not they are wrong. -> this weakens the officials claim that critics are wrong

The Europeans that the official cited are a demographically narrow sample, overwhelmingly composed of wealthy males over the age of fifty. -> weakens since not a valid evidence given by him

The average life span of United States citizens is determined not only by deaths due to infectious diseases but also by deaths due to all other causes. -> weakens other causes do play a roile so cannot be stated as evidence for this scenario

Comparing the United States to all United Nations member nations does not address the concern that the U.S. is behind other advanced industrialized nations in a particular way. -> this is actually an irrelevant point here hence does not weaken the official argument.this is general statement

IMO E

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09 Aug 2008, 07:35
Ans - A

Good Quality of Hospital only comes in play at the time of treatment. It wont minimize the vulnerability to infectious diseases,
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09 Aug 2008, 08:19
OA is A
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09 Aug 2008, 10:40
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Ans - A

Good Quality of Hospital only comes in play at the time of treatment. It wont minimize the vulnerability to infectious diseases,

Agreed !!i overlooked the vulnerability of infection
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Re: CR: Ameica Public/Hospitals (good CR) [#permalink]

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How A can be the OA?

We have to find a choice which does not weaken the official's claim while choice A says that-high quality of hospitals in the United States is not a factor affecting the
public’s vulnerability to infectious disease.

If I go with the official claim then it says high quality of hospitals reduces the vulnerability. So, to weaken this - we can say high quality of hospitals is not necessary minimizing the public's vulnerablity. Thus, it does weaken the claim by the official.

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01 Sep 2013, 11:15
The official's conclusion is that people who claim that the U.S. is more vulnerable
than other nations because of the country's lack of a national vaccine laboratory
are disloyal and incorrect. His basis for that conclusion is that the U.S. has
generally long life span and low infant mortality relative to all UN countries.
Moreover, he cites the high quality of American hospitals, and he adds that many
people he knows from around the world come to the U.S. for medical care. We
are asked to find the choice that does NOT point out a weakness or potential
weakness in the official's argument.
(A) CORRECT. This choice states that the high quality of hospitals is not a factor
affecting the public's vulnerability to infectious disease. However, the quality of
hospitals very arguably does affect how vulnerable the public is to such disease.
(B) This choice highlights the official's logical jump from "disloyal" to "wrong" in
the phrase "these critics are disloyal and thus wrong about the public's
vulnerability." There is no necessary connection between disloyalty and
wrongness.
(C) If the Europeans that the official cited overwhelmingly consist of wealthy men
over the age of fifty, then the official relied on an unrepresentative sample to
justify his claim. What is true of wealthy older European men is not necessarily
true of Europeans or non-Americans generally.
(D) If the average life span of Americans is determined by causes other than
infectious disease, then the official is not limiting his evidence to cases relating to
vaccines. Other causes of death are not relevant to the critics' argument.
(E) The ranking of the United States relative to all UN countries is misleading,
since it does not compare the U.S. to other "advanced industrialized" or
"developed" nations, as the critics' claim does.
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17 Oct 2013, 01:14
Unable to decide between A and B.

CAn some one please explain how to chose between A and B. B looks the one which does not weaken the arguement but every body seems to be content with A.

It Does not contain the same wordings as it misses the part about US hospitals in the last sentence. Also Manhattan has dismissed this question saying too many flaws in it .

Still I would like to know what makes A better than B.

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