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20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2019, 18:23 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 5, 2019, 18:04:
Kain wrote on Feb 5, 2019, 13:38:
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 5, 2019, 12:32:
Really, just demand that people who refuse to vaccinate their children have to live in an isolated community of other unvaccinated people, and that they cannot get medical help for any of the diseases the vaccine helps prevent. The problem will solve itself.

I can't get behind that because it's not fair to punish the children for their parent's stupidity. Unfortunately the anti-vaxx types congregate online in their own little communities so there is a lot of groupthink going on. As the previous poster said, more education and outreach is all we can do.
On the other hand, we shouldn't let those unvaxxed kids infect the rest of us.

So where do you draw the line at punishing stupidity? Anyone engaged in any sort of potentially dangerous and costly behavior should be on the hook for the legal and financial burdens? That would pretty much shut down life as we know it. How much do mountain climbers/skiers/sailors/hikers et al. anyone who requires rescue and/or medial aid because of their hobby cost society every year? What if you were cleaning your house an had an accident? Should you be responsible for that? On and on it goes.

Personally I feel there's a ton of dumb shit in society that people should be held accountable for but they're not. So then it's just picking on one group and letting the others skate by.
 
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