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    as our descent back into the Middle Ages continues
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    more than a third of parents don't want their kids to have Swine Flu shots! Way to increase the chances of a real epidemic, folks.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091007/ap_ ... cine_fears
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    The Jenny McCarthy Body Count tracker
    http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.co...ount/Home.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter Brown View Post
    The Jenny McCarthy Body Count tracker
    http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.co...ount/Home.html

    On the above website is an "Anti-vaccine history" tab. Most instructive, I learned a lot.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley
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    Fortunately, this appears to be a spoof:

    http://www.clickhole.com/blogpost/my...children-t-653

    Headline: My Doctor Told Me I Should Vaccinate My Children, But Then Someone Much Louder Than My Doctor Told Me I Shouldn’t
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    Ebola epidemic is all over the news. Just like the viral scourges of the past (smallpox, measles...), the answer is in developing a vaccine. The sooner the better.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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    Watch: lotsa people who won't vaccinate their kids now will soon be falling all over themselves to develop and use an Ebola immunization.
    The only ones who won't be eager for a vaccine will be the nutjobs who believe Ebola does not exist or was fabricated as some sort of illuminati conspiracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc203 View Post
    Watch: lotsa people who won't vaccinate their kids now will soon be falling all over themselves to develop and use an Ebola immunization.
    The only ones who won't be eager for a vaccine will be the nutjobs who believe Ebola does not exist or was fabricated as some sort of illuminati conspiracy.
    ...Until they catch it themselves. I can think of 3 things that such a fruitcake will do next.
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    This op-ed piece in today's NY Times really has nothing to do with vaccination programs, but falls under the broader category of very scary info about eradicating diseases. We think of smallpox as having been eradicated forever. Maybe not. :-(

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/op...you-think.html
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    This is some very scary sh*t in that article:

    the smallpox virus has now found a second host. It is not the pig. In fact, it is not even what we think of as a living thing. It is the computer.
    This is not some conceptual game. This is real and life-threatening.
    If you search online, you can find the sequence for the smallpox genome. It is a word written with the letters A, T, C and G. The word is about 185,000 letters long. It is the word that tells cells to make smallpox viruses.
    The flip-side to mapping the human genome is that the weaponization of viruses - biological warfare - can happen in computer labs, which means it can be sent all over the world instantaneously, and then created in a bio lab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    This is some very scary sh*t in that article:



    The flip-side to mapping the human genome is that the weaponization of viruses - biological warfare - can happen in computer labs, which means it can be sent all over the world instantaneously, and then created in a bio lab.
    To be able to create RNA/DNA in the lab has been the Holy Grail of biology for a long time. You create RNA, you have created life.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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