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Old June 25 2014, 02:37 AM   #1
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Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Judge K

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Old June 25 2014, 02:59 AM   #2
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Re: Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Jud

Any discussion on the topic?

But, yay.
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Old June 25 2014, 03:03 AM   #3
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Re: Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Jud

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Any discussion on the topic?

But, yay.
Not vaccinating your child is a form of abuse. End of discussion
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Old June 25 2014, 03:07 AM   #4
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Re: Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Jud

Agreed. I consider not vaccinating your child to be criminal negligence.
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Old June 26 2014, 03:36 AM   #5
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Re: Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Jud

^Seriously.
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Old June 29 2014, 05:16 AM   #6
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Re: Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Jud

What religions object to vaccination? I came from a Christian family, and I was pretty much vaccinated for everything available at the time, no moral issues.

I don't understand what the fuzz is about. I know there were some questionable objections in regards to the mercury used in some vaccines and such.

I had no idea there was a religious resistance to the idea.
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Old June 29 2014, 06:16 AM   #7
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Re: Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Jud

"...in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Taliban have issued fatwas opposing vaccination as an American plot to sterilize Muslims. The Taliban have kidnapped, beaten, and assassinated vaccination officials, including assassinating the head of Pakistan's vaccination campaign in Bajaur Agency..."

"...leaders in northern Nigeria advised their followers not to have their children vaccinated with oral polio vaccine. The boycott caused cases of polio to arise not only in Nigeria but also in neighboring countries. The followers were also wary of other vaccinations, and Nigeria reported over 20,000 measles cases and nearly 600 deaths from measles from January through March 2005. In 2006 Nigeria accounted for over half of all new polio cases worldwide. Outbreaks continued thereafter; for example, at least 200 children died in a late-2007 measles outbreak in Borno State."

"In the U.S., all states except Mississippi and West Virgina allow parents to opt out of their children's otherwise-mandatory vaccinations for religious reasons.[ The American Medical Association opposes such exemptions, on the grounds that they endanger health not only for the unvaccinated individual but also for neighbors and the community at large."

...from Wiki...frightening...
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Old July 1 2014, 06:36 PM   #8
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Re: Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Jud

I have absolutely no sympathy for the anti-vaxx crowd. Far as I'm concerned, vaccinations should be an absolute requirement for everyone, with no exceptions whatsoever.

There are no legitimate religious exemptions, either. All reputable religions will - should - embrace vaccinations as a matter of public health.

Oh, and Andrew Wakefield should burn in hell.
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Old July 1 2014, 06:49 PM   #9
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Re: Religious Objections To Vaccines Can't Threaten Public Health, Jud

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I have absolutely no sympathy for the anti-vaxx crowd. Far as I'm concerned, vaccinations should be an absolute requirement for everyone, with no exceptions whatsoever.

There are no legitimate religious exemptions, either. All reputable religions will - should - embrace vaccinations as a matter of public health.

Oh, and Andrew Wakefield should burn in hell.
Is the correct answer.

Please accept my sincere apologies on behalf of the U.K. for inflicting Wakefield on the world.

Please feel free to kick him out America, but don't send him back here...
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Old July 5 2014, 08:57 PM   #10
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You can thank The Lancet for that one. Shoddy peer review.
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