Re: virus: Sexuality and monogamy

Patricia & John Crooks (
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 16:28:07 -0500

>Not necessarily. Death by illness and diseases which we've since
>wiped out (smallpox), cured/innoculated for (polio) or can alleviate
>the symptoms sufficiently to allow life to continue (heart disease)
>could account for a lot. I don't have any figures to hand but I find it hard
>to believe that these factors haven't made quite a difference to
>life expectancy (although I agree, probably not as much as infant
>mortality has).

Just as there has been a corresponding increase in traffic deaths, homocide
deaths, AIDS deaths, deaths from warfare...