Soldier with Anthrax-vaccine associated Guillaina-Barre

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by John, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml

    Please visit this site and view the video on the young soldier who developed Guillaine Barre after
    getting SEVEN vaccines at one time in the army. Who would volunteer to protect their country if
    their country shoots them full of poison and then refuses to accept responsibility?
     
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  2. Anon

    Anon Guest

    On 2004-03-02 08:47:59 -0500, [email protected] (john) said:

    > http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml Please visit this site and view the video
    > on the young soldier who developed Guillaine Barre after getting SEVEN vaccines at one time in the
    > army. Who would volunteer to protect their country if their country shoots them full of poison and
    > then refuses to accept responsibility?

    It's not the "SEVEN" (emphasis yours) vaccines that caused his GBS. It was probably one.

    Anyway, what are you suggesting...that we *not* immunize our front-line soldiers against common
    bioterror agents? Get real. You might as well take away their kevlar vests because they make them
    run a little slower.

    It's estimated that something like one out of every *million* people vaccinated against influenza
    develop GBS as a result. That's a pretty safe vaccine, if you ask me. Incidentally, GBS usually
    resolves on its own.

    It's not a question of "responsibility". Just because one person *might* have a reaction to a
    vaccine is not a sufficient reason to withold the benefits provided to millions of *other* people,
    and to society in general.

    If we outlawed everything that was potentially dangerous, we wouldn't have anything left. Anything.
     
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