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To: Guenevere

I never had any vaccinations when I was growing up and my children did not have shots for measles or mumps but were exposed to them and had the diseases themselves when they were young. Everyone seems to have done okay. Of course that was many years ago and illegals or strangers bringing diseases into our country was not an issue.


3 posted on 11/09/2013 7:00:33 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A
I never had any vaccinations when I was growing up

Did they have them back then? ;)

I had my vaccines, and then after I joined the military, many, many more. My yellow card shot record is almost full.

They don't seem to have hurt me.

/johnny

4 posted on 11/09/2013 7:05:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Grams A
And people survived without antibiotics, air conditioning and pressure caners. However I prefer to have them. They do save lives and make life easier.

Measles and mumps can be minor illnesses that last for a week or two and pass by leaving no lasting damage. Or they can leave you blind, sterile or dead.

And the idea that "strangers bringing diseases into our country was not an issue" is also wrong. Epidemics and Pandemics have been both common and deadly through out American history. Yellow Fever, influenza, small pox, polio and cholera out breaks that killed thousands have been recorded in North America since the 1600s.

8 posted on 11/09/2013 7:20:00 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Grams A
Everyone seems to have done okay

Several of my childhood friends contracted polio.........

21 posted on 11/10/2013 5:20:39 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: Grams A
Of course that was many years ago and illegals or strangers bringing diseases into our country was not an issue.

When was that exactly? It has always been an issue, and likely will continue to be for some time.

Immigrants coming over from Europe to Ellis Island on ships like the Titanic and many others went through a program of de-lousing and other efforts at reducing the risk of disease, and were often blamed for bringing diseases with them.

24 posted on 11/10/2013 5:41:23 AM PST by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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