Does anyone have any info on the effects of saving a person or people from a school shooting, either by preventing it, saving them using interventions, if they saved themselves, etc? (e.g. The effects of the trauma of the school shooting on the survivor(s) if they went through a shooting, the increased social impact of the survivor(s) due to motivation  if they went through a shooting, estimated remaining life years, conditions of the places targeted for shootings, the effects of preventing a shooting on the potential perpetrator, QALYs per life saved, etc.)

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This substack has a pretty decent summary (with linked sources) of some of the externalities from mass shootings: https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/mass-shootings-cascading-impact

Thanks! I'll look at it. Happy first comment, BTW!

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There are a lot of varying factors here which makes answering your question difficult.

You seem to be asking, "What is the impact of an intervention which saves a single person from a school shooting?"

The fact that you mention trauma and increased social impact due to motivation suggests that you mean "saving a single person from a school shooting while the shooting is happening" as opposed to "saving a single person from a school shooting by making school shootings happen less." Such measures would include, for example, increased classroom safety training for students and teachers, or speeding up police response times, but not include preventative measures, such as advocating for gun owners to keep their guns locked in a secure place and not loan them to others. Is that what you're asking about?

No, but thank you for pointing this out! I’ll edit the question.

Why is this post being downvoted?  I seriously doubt that EAs working to prevent school shootings would be cost-effective, but I don't get why there are downvotes here -- it's a fair question.

Why is this being downvoted? It doesn't seem like a terrible question.