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"Why I vaccinate my kids [Aetiology]" http://feedly.com/e/opNFPyNd
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Sad.

That it has to be written.

The reason I vaccinate my kids (and kudos to the OP for being able to spell those diseases) is simple: upside > downside.  In this case, upside >>>>>> downside.

Which is why the annual flu shot is not among those vaccines.  The upside and downside weigh out fairly similarly.  With the flu changing drastically every year, herd immunity is so short term that I'm doubtful that there's much immunity to be had there anyway.  For otherwise-healthy kids and adults, it's not really that severe.

Everything else, polio and all those other ones I can't spell, except for maybe the chicken pox, even the smallest infection can be devastating.  (Pox's worst infections can be devastating.)  It's not uncommon for any of the rest of these diseases to kill or maim their victims.  Risk of disease (small) times expected outcome (really bad - killing or maiming) compared to risk of shot (high) times expected outcome (short term pain, soreness, tiredness, going away in a day, give or take, treatable with tylenol).  Yeah, that's a no-brainer.
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Given how many states we've seen go from strong to totalitarian, I don't buy the premise at all.  Libertarians aren't for anarchy, they're not even for "weak" government, they're for limited government.  The line in the sand may vary somewhat depending on which libertarian you're talking to, but there is still a basic set of rights I think they'd agree to, largely based on property rights (including rights of the person that are prereqs to that, such as protections against assault, murder, other violent crimes).  They just don't agree with other so-called rights as being actual rights.  The word is bandied around so casually nowadays that it has lost all meaning, and should therefore also lose meaning legally.
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Maybe "name" shouldn't be an identifying characteristic, just like phone numbers, email addresses, or addresses shouldn't be. They are additional characteristics on a unique identifier.
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Satoshi should have gotten out in front of the story and become their confidential source.
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http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/12/19/are-smoking-or-overweight-health-workers-hypocrites-patient-care-specialists-may-not-practise-what-they-preach-study-finds/

"Researchers found people surveyed by phone who said their job involved direct patient care were just as likely to be overweight, avoid the dentist, get sunburned and not wear their seatbelt as those in other fields."
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  • Chronotrack
    Senior Devops Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Fluid, Inc
    Senior Software Developer, 2013 - 2013
  • Inflection
    Senior Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • Grant Street Group
    Developer, 2008 - 2012
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Making sense of insanity since 1975.
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    Computer Science, 1993 - 1998
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