In order to lessen the risk of contracting a new variant of influenza called H1Z spread through social contact, the town of Covin plans to install instructional boards educating people about social distancing and sanitization stations at all high foot-fall public locations. Detailed information about this plan has been published in local papers, announced on the radio, and sent directly to every home in and around Covin.

Which of the following pieces of information would be most helpful in predicting how well the plan described above will work?

  1. The percentage of people living in and around Covin who have contracted H1Z
  2. The opinion of the plan held by the majority of people living in Covin.
  3. The maximum number of people at anypoint in high foot-fall public locations.
  4. The percentage of people who go through high foot-fall public locations and contract H1Z
  5. The percentage of people who go through high foot-fall public locations and live in and around Covin. 


Question type: Evaluate

Difficulty level: Hard

Summary of the argument: Lessen risk of H1Z spread by installing sanitization stations, putting up educational boards and informing people of the plan. 

  1. This doesn’t help evaluate whether the plan will have the desired effect. 
  2. Opinion held is irrelevant. 
  3. This, while seeming helpful, doesn’t give us any insight into the potential lowering of risk. 
  4. While this is close, this does not specify Covin residents. 
  5. This specifically addresses Covin residents and will help evaluate that validity of the plan.

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