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  •  While you may have never had the symptoms of hte (1+ / 0-)
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    chances are that you have definitely passed it on in the last 30 years because you didn't get vaccinated and possible thus contributed to the death of someone else.  Congrats.

    You never know who will show up at Netroots Nation. Will you be there?

    by ETinKC on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 07:42:00 AM PDT

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    •  I'm quite confident that didn't happen (1+ / 0-)
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      But neither one of us can prove it so I won't argue with you.  I'll just hang my head in shame.

      Is the charge manslaughter?  Negligent homicide?

      "[W]e shall see the reign of witches pass over . . . and the people, recovering their true spirit, restore their government to its true principles." Jefferson

      by RenMin on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 08:01:58 AM PDT

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      •  On what basis are you "quite confident"? (2+ / 0-)
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        You have none.

        Granted, we can't directly link someone's infection to you. But it's proven fact that the more unvaccinated people are running around, the more easily diseases are able to spread from person to person (because there is a higher chance of two unvaccinated people coming into contact with each other then). So lots of people not getting vaccinated perpetuates and accelerates the spread of infectious disease. You might not directly have caused someone's death, but you might have contributed without knowing it.

        •  Depends what the "infectious disease" is. (1+ / 0-)
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          In this case, even the CDC's own numbers demonstrate that the number of people infected will be similar to those normally infected by the flu.  Sorry, the case has not been made for anyone to take a personal risk on a biologic that has not been sufficiently tested.

          Send your old shoes to the new George W. Bush library.

          by maxschell on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 11:43:42 AM PDT

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    •  Prove it. (1+ / 0-)
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      Since we know you can't, RenMin's point stands.  No one should be forced to take a vaccine for a disease that even the CDC predicts will be within the normal range of seasonal infection.

      Send your old shoes to the new George W. Bush library.

      by maxschell on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 11:41:22 AM PDT

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