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Old 19th March 2017, 03:48 PM
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Well, they censored it but you get the idea.

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I know a young man 15 who was born at least this prem. The doctors and nurses caring for the humidicrib babies at Royal Women's are amazing people. Wonderful technology and those who develop it.

He picks up on things I haven't heard about. I have had many engaging talks with him, including about the antivaxxer crowd and what drives that mentality and that they prevail on the rest of us having immunity so the spectre of measles and other horrible diseases that decimated populations is now over. Not so much in developing countries. Tuberculosis is morphing in New Guinea.

New pandemics might arise. Sanitising and vaccine is the preventive.

An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.

Antivaxxers are bringing diseases back in the midst, endangering their own and the newborn. Pauline Hanson is reprehensible.
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Old 23rd March 2017, 01:51 AM
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Antivaxxers are bringing diseases back in the midst, endangering their own and the newborn. Pauline Hanson is reprehensible.
Actually it's much worse than that, they are bringing diseases back into a population that is mostly immune. What does that mean? Well what it means is that the diseases will inevitably evolve to better survive in the their environment, and we may suddenly have a strain of whooping cough that is no longer suppressed by our current vaccine, and the first we will know about it is when thousands, maybe tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people suddenly come down with it. If we are lucky it will happen in some other country and we will be able to develop a vaccine in time, and that vaccine will be compulsory even if the anti-vaxxer parents have to end up in prison and their children made wards of the state, but it will be compulsory!

Not lucky for the other country of course. Our isolation gives us benefits, we can more easily control entry, we may be the lucky country. Then again if we are the source it makes it much easier for other countries to control the spread, just shoot down anything coming from Australia. Hmm, guess that actually makes us the unlucky country then!
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I contracted measles encephalitis as a young kid, I must have been 3 or 4. I was given large doses of a new (at the time) antibiotic, tetracycline, which is no longer given to children. Deformed teeth and other relatively minor lifelong issues as a result of that, but at least I survived. Which often wasn't the outcome.

So I'm maybe a bit biased, but I despise ant vaxxers with a passion.
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