Art Clemons on Sun, 7 Sep 2003 23:57:05 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoft Run High School? wrote:
The law exists because of real plagues like small pox.  You do have to
make distinctions between nuisence diseases and plagues that kill and
cripple like small pox or polio.  Unfortunately the bureaucratic fascists
cannot.  The other problem is that the threat of disease creates, in this
modern climate, the threat of being sued by parents of kids who get ill
in your school.  The vaccinations become suit protection.

Uh, chicken pox for example can be deadly or cause serious illness, possibly not to most young children but the risk is severe enoughfor teenagers (and those older) as well as the immune compromised) to justify the age group most likely to spread chicken pox. While you might not like the concept, there is a risk and getting the vaccine early does lessen the severity of any later infection as well as making severe illness in the indvidual a lot less likely. I'll put it another way, the US gov't forces air passengers to undergo searches for a lesser risk statistically.

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