Clicking on the footnote link doesn’t automatically scroll to the footnotes (when clicked on LW, I haven’t checked other places (yet)).
We would need to subtract any opportunity costs or side effects from Paxlovid,
Only opportunity costs that affect the number of lives, per the measure:
What’s our best guess of how many Americans will die as a result of the FDA’s inaction on Paxlovid?
Similarly, an advance commitment to paying a higher price for the first however many pills delivered quickly, conditional on the drug working, and ideally to also cover some costs if it failed, would have done a similar thing.
I asked mods (well, emailed Oliver about) how to make the footnotes work right—they’re good on Substack but broken in WP and LW then imports from WP. Growing pains of switching to the SS editor, whereas the WP editor didn’t have footnotes worth using at all.