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capturealoha
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Posted - 12/11/2018 :  09:23:37  Show Profile  Visit capturealoha's Homepage Send capturealoha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know this is a hot-button issue so I'm curious... What are your guys' thoughts on vaccinations for children?

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Kil
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Posted - 12/11/2018 :  11:38:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by capturealoha

I know this is a hot-button issue so I'm curious... What are your guys' thoughts on vaccinations for children?
I'm very much for them. I'm also okay with them being mandated by schools. Vaccinations are not controversial among pediatricians, immunologists, medical doctors or the science community in general. Vaccinations save lives of both those being vaccinated and those who can't be vaccinated because of a weak immune system for one reason or another. They are protected by herd immunity, which only works if most people are vaccinated.

All arguments against vaccination have been debunked over and over again. But pseudoscience driven fear-mongering persists. So now we get to see illnesses that were rare or almost wiped out making a comeback. If it were up to me, Andrew Wakefield would be spending his life in jail. I consider him a murderer.

So that's how I feel about vaccinations for children.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 12/11/2018 :  23:04:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vaccination has been such a massive public health success that I feel the same way about vaccinations for adults. Mandate them. Quarantine non-compliant adults, fine or imprison anti-vax propagandists as menaces to society and/or mass murderers, and bring down the hell of child protective services on parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids.

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ThorGoLucky
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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2018 :  11:26:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vaccines shouldn't be a hot-button topic. Vaccines are a triumph of medicine and public health, only to be undermined by righteous ignoramuses.
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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  14:00:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What Kil, Dave W., and ThorGoLucky said... Especially what Dave W. said.

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