The Coming Plague, New Republic review (was Re: The genetic stability of Ebola virus)

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Sat Aug 12 08:14:23 EST 1995


Dear Jim,
We didn't discuss economic benefits of plagues, but in:

Gordon, R. & J.E. Tyson (1993). Fatal sexually transmitted diseases 
(FSTDs), such as AIDS, select for the evolution of monogamy and provide a 
model for background extinction. J. Biol. Systems  1(4), 1-26.

you'll see what can happen on longer time scales, with one plague after 
another.

Best, -Dick Gordon, U. Manitoba[Aug12,95]



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