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Using NFC-enabled Mobile Phones for Public
Health in Developing Countries
Adam Marcus, Guido Davidzony, Denise Law, Namrata Verma, Rich Fletcher, Aamir Khanz, Luis Sarmenta
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Massachusetts General Hospital Laboratory of Computer Science, Boston, MA, USA,
Originally posted by nocensorshipplease
That is just BS! Why aren't lawmakers standing up for their citizens in that state? Why aren't the people of that state rioting? Why is this not on national news? The USA is going to hell in a hand basket.
Although Massachusetts, and other state governments, has the authority to require us to be vaccinated, no one has proposed that vaccination for any flu be mandatory. Certainly, there is no H1N1 vaccine currently approved for use, but even when a vaccine becomes available no one is planning to require that we all get vaccinated. Nevertheless, under existing law – upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts [197 U.S. 11 (1905), mandatory vaccination is deemed “a legitimate exercise of the state’s police power to protect the public health and safety of its citizens.” The state has the authority to vaccinate, but has stated that it will not mandate such action in the case of H1N1.