posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 11:33 PM
reply to post by endisnighe
Let me first say that I am, by no means, in favor of this vaccine. In fact, I am choosing not to get the vaccine for myself or my family primarily
because I feel that the potential unknown dangers of this new vaccine that has been only limitedly tested far outweighs the risks of complications
and/or death from a virus that, for most of the population, only causes a few days of feeling really lousy.
That said, I completely understand why it is required for healthcare workers. Healthcare workers are dealing primarily with sick people and/or people
with compromised body systems (whether that be from disease, pregnancy, etc). If healthcare workers get sick and, for multiple reasons such as coming
into work ill, coming back to work before fully recovered, etc., spread this virus at their place of employment, they are spreading it to the
percentage of the of the population that would have the most chance of having serious complications from this virus.
I am not a member of the healthcare industry; however, I am in school to become a nurse (after getting a degree and working five years in the
accounting industry only to discover that it's not what I want to do for the rest of my life). So, while I choose not to get the vaccine now, I
would completely understand having to do so when employed in the healthcare industry. The possible complications of the new vaccine pale in
comparison to the damage that could be done by spreading this virus to people who are already ill.
I completely agree with the OP, the idea of forced vaccinations of the mass populace seems to be an idea concocted by people here on ATS. Judging by
the posts I have read, I am confident that some whole-heartedly believe that forced vaccinations will come to fruition whereas others seem to just
seem to get a kick out of stirring up a fear-induced hysteria. For me personally, I can find no credible evidence to support such a theory and,
therefore, find the notion of forced vaccinations on the mass populace to be baseless.