Litigation and Communicable Disease

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Litigation and Communicable Disease
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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 11:46am

I've been reading some rather disturbing comments on a listserv lately, and I am curious... How many of you in favor of cumpulsory vaccination feel that if your child was exposed to a vaccine available disease, and contracted it, and it was determined that your child was in contact with an unvaccinated person (adult or child), you would assume it was their fault (due to vax status) and sue them?


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Registered: 09-09-2007
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 6:04pm
Um, are you insulting me or being facetious?
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Registered: 01-02-2009
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 6:18pm

facetious, sorry!

I thought I would save time by trotting out the pro-vaccine argument. I guess I overdid it.

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 7:07pm
LOL. I thought to myself, "wait, I thought minority was antivax." Then I had to go back through other posts to see if you were indeed anti or I was going crazy! Found out it's both. ;-)
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Registered: 12-27-2005
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 8:09pm

briefly threw me for a loop as well.


 

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 8:15pm

Well, according to Dr. Offit, once Dr. Sears started questioning the safety of vaccines he became BAD. So, if Dr. Offit is correct, your former pediatrician must be bad, too, regardless of any degrees or research.

It is almost enough to make me believe in a conspiracy...of nonsense.

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 8:39pm

For the same reason that a catholic thinks their priest has all the answers and that the jewish rabbi up the road, while an expert in his field, is wrong.

Most people who vaccinate do so because they have been told do by their dr. Their dr was told that by the pharm companies whose hands are in their pockets. A vast majority of those who vaccinate, imo, have not made an informed decision. Hence, references to "following the herd". I would venture to say that a majority of provaxers are people who do not generally question "the man" or "the system" or anything else that we have been programmed to just accept. This is not a conspiracy theory. I think that no matter what your decision is it should be an informed one. In my experience I have seen that when people do the research they generally go further away from the pro side of this debate. There are those, however, that will always believe only what govt institutions and those attached to them tell them.

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Registered: 07-03-2006
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 11:11pm

**Most people who vaccinate do so because they have been told do by their dr. Their dr was told that by the pharm companies whose hands are in their pockets. A vast majority of those who vaccinate, imo, have not made an informed decision. Hence, references to "following the herd". I would venture to say that a majority of provaxers are people who do not generally question "the man" or "the system" or anything else that we have been programmed to just accept. This is not a conspiracy theory. I think that no matter what your decision is it should be an informed one. In my experience I have seen that when people do the research they generally go further away from the pro side of this debate. There are those, however, that will always believe only what govt institutions and those attached to them tell them.**


I will admit that I did not question "the man" initially when getting my children vaccinated.

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Sun, 01-11-2009 - 12:14am

I think it's funny how defensive and attacking you are in your responses to my opinions.

I really thought my reference to cliches was obvious by my use of quotes. Guess I wasn't clear enough that I was being facetious.

There are plenty of "outright errors" on the pro-vax side as well as scare tactics and "crazy arguments" and links to obviously biased and misrepresented research.

Just because you don't believe it doesn't automatically make someone else's theory a "conspiracy".

I don't care if John and Jane Doe on a messageboard claim to be the directors of the cdc. (Not calling Melissa or anyone else a liar-before anyone jumps me) I will continue to do my own research as well as reading anyone else's posted research with an open mind.

How do you know where anyone is getting their research? Are you going to the door of the cdc and other govt places and asking for handwritten research? Where are you getting your research? Dr office pamphlets and cdc websites?

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Sun, 01-11-2009 - 11:50am
Just wanted chime in to say that doctors offices don't usually provide research articles -- Through the University subscriptions, I have access to research publications (usually from the 70s and 80's until the present) ... which is where most of my more "in depth" reading comes from. Not all publications are available without subscriptions, which can make it difficult for the "general public" to get ahold of the raw data .. but a visit to the local university should allow access to all of that information through their computers or archived journals.. a good way to avoid making assumptions based on someone else's interpretation of the data.


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Registered: 07-03-2006
Sun, 01-11-2009 - 12:29pm

I apologize if you were being facetious, but is your whole paragraph tongue-in-cheek?

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