Freedom of Choice -Reply

Chris_Gregory cmg at sn1.ee.umist.ac.uk
Tue Jan 14 10:49:59 EST 1997


Nicholas Landau wrote:
> 
> PROJANS at war.wyeth.com (Steven Projan) writes:
> 
> >While I am far from an expert on vaccines, being vaccinated is not a
> >guarantee that you are no longer susceptible to infection.  The
> >degree of protective response to a given vaccine varies depending on
> >a multitude of factors such as the type of vaccine (e.g.
> >live-attenuated strain, subunit vaccine, killed preparation, etc.),
> >the organism the vaccine is based on (virus, bacteria, parasite, and
> >the different species within each group), the manufacturing batch.
> >Not to mention the person being vaccinated.
> 
> Well, I am far from an expert in this area, as well.  In any case,
> uninoculated kids are at a far greater risk of contagion than kids
> who have been inoculated.  It is ironic that the low incidence of
> contagious childhood diseases, which once took such a huge toll,
> has caused people to believe that inoculation is no longer important
> in preventing epidemic.  Although the risk of side effect may exceed
> the rate of infection this year, that is bound to change as the
> susceptible population grows.
> 
> What did that post say?  That 50% of the kids in Australia do not
> receive childhood vaccinations?  Because they thought epidemic
> unlikely, it sounds like it is quite likely!

The fifty percent who haven't been inoculated are the same fifty who
complain and blame the goverment when there children die or are very ill
in the next serious epidemic of whatever disease they are unlucky
enought to contract.  These parents should have to sign a warrent and
have it framed in the family home.  You could call it a death warrent,
maybe make it out of brass and then later you could screw it to the
coffin lid.

A little emotional, you bet.
Chris Gregory



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