Philosophy of Disease

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Philosophy of Disease
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Wed, 03-04-2009 - 1:09pm

Lurking elsewhere has me curious... what is your philosophy of disease?

I realize that might be a rather broad question. Do you subscribe to the germ theory? Do you believe all pathogens have the capability to create disease in its host? Do you believe that certain vaccines, even those that have had virulence removed, have the capacity to create disease in its host? How do you define disease?

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Thu, 03-12-2009 - 5:50pm

"If we are implementing vaccine policies to protect the less robust in the human species this makes absolutely no sense whatsoever."

Plus - I believe that we're making the human race even more "less robust" with every vaccine. Everything I read tells me so.

The problem is that so few parents will read about this stuff. It is difficult to read, it is intimidating, it is complicated. When I first started out, it was also very boring. Now, it's interesting because I better understand what I'm reading. The only way to get to that better understanding is to keep reading. And that I shall do! :)

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