Yeah, people are selfish. Not really news or anything. I'm basically just saying why it's not a big deal for people to them, and if your argument comes down to reducing the risk to others, not a lot of people are going to care. I think it's also perfectly understandable to hold such a point of view. People are busy enough dealing with their own shit. Plus, having to get a vaccination every year makes people skeptical about their effectiveness. Also understandable for somebody who isn't educated on the subject.Except for, you know, the times that it is. Also, it's a remarkably selfish attitude to say, "I probably won't die from this, so I'm fine with increasing the risk to others who could die from it".
Now, if we came out with a vaccine that would somehow protect against influenza every year at comparable efficacy to the polio vaccine, then people would be all on board with it.
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No I don't get flu shots, but most of my family does due to Diabetes, etc.
Yes, the Jenny McCarthy vaccination-autism conspiracists are perfectly welcome to contract and fall to every single disease and condition that vaccinations have protected and spared us from since their conception.
They should absolutely not be allowed to put their children in the same danger they wish to put themselves in by not having them vaccinated. Laws should be in place if they aren't already.
I don't see the need for people to take flu shots honestly, provided you're healthy and not in danger as in being very old or have some other sickness that worsens you should you get some bug. Vaccines are stuff you get for dangerous diseases, and most of those are administered before adolescence so you really don't need more needles unless there are special circumstances, and flu isn't one of them;p
I don't like flu shots. I mean for me. In my long life I have had the flu a couple time - maybe once every 5-6 years, and caught it the legit way. After it became hipster cool to get a flu shot i tried it a few times - and without a doubt when I got it the shot that same week - i got the flu. I know how a flu shot works, puts a little flu in you so your body learns how to fight that strain. But in all honesty I'd rather just get the flu every 1/2 decade - then purposely get the flu with a shot every year.
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Things don't have to be literally identical to be comparable. If you want something that has a bit of travel and expense involved, I recommend that people wear bicycle helmets, even though they're not free.
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I mean, I'm all for vaccinations, but the H1N1 example isn't the best. I think a better example would be one where vaccinations largely protected people.
One where somebody they knew had died or one where the media gives it any sort of serious coverage.At what threshold of deaths/year would you consider a disease dangerous?
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Warcraft Lore has gone from one of the most vast and interesting stories in all of gaming to a bad Thrall Fanfic by Chris Metzen.
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