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Posted: 14 April 2019 at 1:33pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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Eric Sofer
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For heaven's sakes, if they don't want to vaccinate, they can not vaccinate.

But...
A) This is not fair to children who are not able to make such a decision for themselves, and who might just shy away from getting "another shot". Obviously, parents should have the final say in the raising and care of their children - but this presupposes that they are acting in the children's best interest. Lately, that contract seems to be violated more and more often.

B) They cannot be surprised or offended if they are not allowed to interact with others, and that should be emphasized. This is not about religion, skin color, or any other factor of bigotry; this is about them being a public health hazard. If they are not allowed in public places, if their children are not allowed in schools, if they cannot work a normal job - they have none to blame save themselves. This is not bigotry; this is concern for the vast majority of the public to which they do not belong.

At some point, the question arises if a case of smallpox is as dangerous (or more so) than carrying a gun. A disease doesn't even need to be "shot" - it's always attacking others. Of course, considering the way we treat gun bearers anyhow...
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Shane Matlock
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Not vaccinating should be criminal. It's not that much different than knowingly spreading HIV to unsuspecting partners, except HIV has yet to be basically eliminated by vaccines in the US. If these idiots get their way, smallpox, measles, and polio could be potentially be a huge problem again.  
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Fear if science may prove the greatest threat of the 21st Century.
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Fear if science may prove the greatest threat of the 21st Century.

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I think that a belief in phony BS scientific claims that is the greatest threat in the 21st Century. IIRC, those idiot anti vaccines people got their wrong headed info from the internet which sited some BS study from a phony doctor from the 80's.

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Phony science is what makes people fear real science.
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Phony science is what makes people fear real science.

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Good point. Add the internet to the mix to help spread the misinformation and we got a perfect storm of ignorance.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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I'm starting to feel that for every good thing the Internet has brought us, it has also brought 2 bad things. 
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Only 2?
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