Admission test for the degree course in medicine and surgery 2011-2012

Test ministeriali 2011-2012 in lingua inglese per l’accesso alla facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia 2012-2013

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Many countries spent billions on vaccines in response to advice that a virus had the potential to kill millions. These countries are now trying to sell the stockpiles of vaccines which they do not need. There is concern that advice given by officials may have been influenced by pharmaceutical companies. Clearly, such companies would have an interest in making sure that governments spent large quantities of money on vaccines that they produced. It is essential that an investigation into this matter takes place as soon as possible so that those responsible can be held to account. Which one of the following is an assumption on which this argument depends?