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  •  Well, I don't think the CDC lies out of hand (0+ / 0-)

    It's not like I think they're some evil institution or anything, but don't you think it's ok to have a healthy disdain for any government institution?

    I see that they say that Hep B is more common in children than adults.  If I know that no adult in my family, or no caretaker is infected, doesn't it seem like overkill to just vaccinate everyone?

    It feels paternalistic to me.

    I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

    by coquiero on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 08:10:44 PM PDT

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      shpilk, SnowCountry

      My spouse work for the government agency and delivers health care.  You have disdain for any institution, presumably including his.  So no, I don't think you are OK to conclude you need to be hyper-vigilant and skeptical because the government writes his check.

      CDC is a healthcare agency. If your immediate response is physicians, scientists, researchers who work for the government are probably lying to you  then you are not significantly different from right wingers who fear government health care.  It isn't science to refuse to believe anything any more than it is science to believe everything.  How do you plan to collect your own national statistical database on health problems to maintain your skeptical approach or will you just rely on your observations that no one you know gets Hepatitis so the problem is overblown?

      You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

      by murrayewv on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 09:13:36 PM PDT

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