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Out of the Blue

A few years ago Hudson the wonder dog was injured in an attack by another dog as we walked the local doggie trail, an unfortunate incident I described here at the time. We've ventured back occasionally since then, but I've been a little too wary of a repeat incident to make it a regular event. Yesterday afternoon I brought Huddy and the Gunnar-man over there for a romp, and even as I was considering the benefits of resuming regular trips to the trail, Hudson had another run-in with another dog. Now just like last time, she did not start things, but she's probably more at fault this time around, as I think her "once bitten, twice shy" attitude probably contributed to the dust-up. Anyway, just like last time, as the other owner stood by helplessly, I dove into the fight and separated the dogs before either of them got bitten. The same cannot be said for me, however, as I felt a pinch on my arm as the other dog went after me, and when I saw the large tear in the sleeve of my leather jacket, I had to thank goodness I was wearing it, as it was clear that I would have suffered a severe injury had that bite caught my arm. It turns out I didn't get off scot-free, though, as there was a small wound beneath. It was more a scrape than a puncture, so I'm confident I won't get tetanus, but since the other owner and I parted ways before I noticed the wound, I'll just have to take it on faith that I'm not going to come down with rabies either.

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30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2008, 17:27 DG
 
You are aware of the principle reason why the only confirmed cases of things like polio, smallpox and measles are so low? Because of practically everybody is vaccinated. I recommend people make their own judgement of the risks of taking and abstaining from vaccinations, on consideration with advice from their own doctors.

FWIW, there is mounting research to prove just about anything. Research is only as good as the quality of the peer review it has been subjected to. My university actually made medical students pass courses dedicated to detecting bullshit in research.

I suppose the Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontieres and a thousand other heavily monitored charities also have vaccination drives as a money-making scheme? If it's a money making scheme capable of getting around all the safeguards, checks and balances, then why bother with a risky vaccine at all if you can just use saline? Many key vaccines are incredibly cheap - pennies.

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