"Swine" Flu & FEMA Camps Apr 30, 2009 11:38:54 GMT -4
Post by Apollo Gnomon on Apr 30, 2009 11:38:54 GMT -4
The danger I'm concerned with is that the government may grab onto this as an excuse to force people to take a vaccine.
This irks me at a deep level. I know people who refuse to take vaccines, or vaccinate their children. Fact is, wishful thinking has yet to prevent spread of disease but inoculations have eliminated some previously disastrous diseases.
The chance of children infecting one another is 100%. With 3 kids in 2 different schools attending 4 different after-school activities, I get exposed to every cold virus in 2 counties. I don't like getting a cold, but I know that the school district's mandatory vaccination requirement keeps the pool of germs limited mostly to colds and flu. My kids will never know the joy of mumps, measles or chicken pox.
As for the Swine Flu '76 vaccine, that's like saying "the Titanic sunk, avoid all boats." That specific vaccine was flawed, President Ford made some rash decisions based on the information at hand, and the science was crude compared to today's ability to analyze and sequence viral DNA. It's been 33 years since then.
Try reading Science News instead of Infowars for 6 months. You'll be equally freaked out, but by very different aspects of the threats in the world.