Basic Argument in Paul Farmer’s “Infections and Inequalities”


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Basic Argument in Paul Farmer’s “Infections and Inequalities”
How being poor and disadvantaged also makes one sick
This paper is a synopsis of Paul Farmer’s arguments, as noted in the aforementioned text, that poverty and impoverishment cause people to fall prey to diseases such as leprosy. Just looking at the subject in general, we may conclude that those who are poverty-stricken tend to have less access to resources such as health care, may not be able to afford health care (at least of the private sort) and are located in physical surroundings that are typified by a lack of cleanliness and sanitation. The paper will outline Farmer’s basic argument – infections are much more likely to hit the poverty-plagued in squalid living conditions...
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