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Jacob Zipperstein 3/16/10 Public Health week 7 I would advise Linda to not get the test. She should not let her disease interfere with her life if no symptoms have yet to show. Whatever the test says, she cannot change the future. She needs to keep her head up and accept the possibility that she might have the disease, but that should in no way hinder the person she can become. No one should know when he or she is going to die; this is not how life works. If there were a test that would tell you when your heart would stop beating, would you get it? If death is immanent because of a disease, life needs to run its course without science interfering. Why would Linda be better off knowing she was going to die? It would be painstakingly hard to continue putting energy into her life if she new there were nothing she could do to keep healthy. That being said, it would be difficult to continue life knowing she could have the answer. Curiosity might take the better of Linda. But if I were her friend, I
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2010 for the course CHEM 10966 taught by Professor Vollhardt during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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