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Old 05-20-2005, 04:36 PM   #31
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Ahhhh, was his feeling hurted?

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Old 05-20-2005, 11:30 PM   #32
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> Ahhhh, was his feeling hurted?

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Old 05-25-2005, 07:47 PM   #33
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Yep, pretty stupid


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Old 06-02-2005, 08:47 PM   #34
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> > Further evidence that natural selection is God's will.
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> I had the same thought, but seriously though, it doesn't
> seem fair that the kids have to risk paying so dearly for
> their parents beliefs.

Dearly?

Rubella is less serious than even a common cold unless you're a pregnant woman. It's devastating to a fetus though.
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:50 PM   #35
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Default Hmm...Yes it's stupid, yes it's wrong...

But you people have obviously not researched your childhood infectious diseases, or you'd know that rubella is completely harmless to children, being less serious than even a common cold except to the fetus of a pregnant woman...

Stupid? Yes.
God's will? Obviously not.
Abusive? Only to female children.
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:14 PM   #36
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> But you people have obviously not researched your childhood
infectious diseases, or you'd know that rubella is
completely harmless to children, being less serious than
even a common cold except to the fetus of a pregnant
woman...

Stupid? Yes.
God's will? Obviously not.
Abusive? Only to female children.



The illness that was the outbreak was not the issue - it was that those children didn't get immunized for anything, because it was all vaccinations that the parents refused due to God's Will. Diptheria, Measles, Mumps, Tetanus, Meningitis, Tubercolosis, if there was a flu breakout, and free immunizations were offered to protect their kids, they wouldn't accept it, etc. As for rubella not being a serious illness for children, yeah, you're right, but they still put at risk any pregnant woman who had exposure to those children.
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:45 PM   #37
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> As for rubella not being a serious
> illness for children, yeah, you're right, but they still put
> at risk any pregnant woman who had exposure to those
> children.

Is this saying that vaccinations for all diseases should be compulsory?
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:47 PM   #38
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> As for rubella not being a serious
illness for children, yeah, you're right, but they still
put
at risk any pregnant woman who had exposure to those
children.

> Is this saying that vaccinations for all diseases should be
compulsory?

No - nowhere in my post did I insinuate that. Do I (note the I there) believe that children should be immunized for the common childhood diseases that they currently have scheduled immunization programs for? Yes.
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:09 PM   #39
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Default Stupidity, on the house!

> No - nowhere in my post did I insinuate that.

Right here, it looks quite a bit like you are insinuating that parents who don't have their kids vaccinated are therefore guilty of putting pregnant women in danger:
> they still put at risk any pregnant woman who had exposure to those children.

> Do I (note the I there) believe that children should be immunized
> for the common childhood diseases that they currently have
> scheduled immunization programs for? Yes.

Anyway, as for the immunization, I personally think if there's a program to take care of the kids, then it's likely a good idea. However, remember that it isn't just "religious" who refuse to vaccinate their kids.

Has anybody seen "House"? It's a sort of medical mystery/drama show. In one of the episodes, a mother takes her baby to the doctor because he's sick, and she refuses to get him vaccinations because "only multinational corporations benefit by everyone thinking they need vaccinations". (House's response is to then mention how stupid the refusal to vaccinate is, then mentions that if she won't expend money to vaccination companies then she may to companies that build coffins for infants.)

They didn't use the idea because it doesn't happen, they used it because it does.

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Old 06-16-2005, 07:40 PM   #40
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> There is a Rubella outbreak in a cristian school in Canada.
> Somthing like 60 percent of the parents of children in that
> school refuse to vaccinage their children because they feel
> it is against god's will.

> Pure stupidity.

As stupid as I think religion is, this probably serves a biological purpose beyond the reasons they think they're refusing vaccinations for. When a new virus we have no vaccination sweeps through the population and starts killing everyone, who's going to have the better immune systems? The people who've been getting vaccinations for many generations, or the people who've let natural selection selectively kill them off? These people are probably going to be laughing when ten of us die for every one of them during an epidemic.
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