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Recently, some critics of the U.S. government have pointed out that

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New post 22 Sep 2017, 17:44
if test takers read carefully, they know that A is out of scope b/c A has never been mentioned in the passage.
There is a word "quality of hospital", but those words do not have real meaning if you get what i mean.
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There is no need to over analyze this question!
This question is flawed as stated by Manhattan Gmat Prep advisors :

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t1089.html
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New post 24 Oct 2017, 01:14
How does A not refute the argument?
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Dear Sir/Ma'am here we have to find out the statement which does not give the weakness of offical's argument
Why the answer is not "E"
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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.


this question is flawed according to MGMAT and so the answer A has many problems. see here:https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/forums/recently-some-critics-of-the-u-s-government-have-pointed-t1089.html
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New post 05 Apr 2018, 10:05
I don't find this question hard but I agree it is flawed. Probably the less you've prepped for the GMAT the easier this question is, because you haven't gotten used to the patterns used in GMAT questions yet. The key is that most GMAT questions will state "IF TRUE" which of the following most strongly would weaken the argument. It is correct that IF Statement A were true it would weaken the overall argument.

However that language isn't included here. We are asked only "All of the following are weaknesses or potential weaknesses in the official’s argument." When you ignore the GMAT format and look at question only from a critical reasoning perspective it is not difficult to see that there is likely to be a strong correlation between the quality of hospitals available and the risk of infectious disease. Getting high quality treatment at a hospital for a person infected with a disease is going to strongly reduce the risk of that disease spreading to others for example. Because the statement "The high quality of hospitals in the United States is not a factor affecting the public’s vulnerability to infectious disease" is likely on its face value to be false, we can conclude that it is not a strong criticism of the argument, and that A is the correct answer.

Having said that, determining whether answers are true and false is not something the GMAT test, and relies more on general knowledge than on critical reasoning skills, so this is a poor question
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New post 18 Jun 2018, 05:08
how can A be the answer A clearly is undermining the offcials claim.. they are claming that high quality of hospitals suggest less infection , the argument clearly undermines it by saying that hospitals have no relation with infection..
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