posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 02:47 PM
reply to post by oghamxx
Good argument but again do I have a right to be protected by the likelihood that someone without insurance is more prone to becoming a prolonged
In my opinion no. You have a right to protect yourself by wearing a mask, latex gloves in public, limiting your possible exposure by staying in
etc... but you have no right to alter what other people would choose to do in the name of your personal safety.
Guaranteeing people will have an opportunity to visit a doctor cheaply certainly won't ensure your safety. Say no cure exist? In this case it will
only spread the problem to a greater extent. There are so many variables to such an occurrence that the argument found in your linked article IMO is
way to simplistic and honestly, I feel like it is just using the fear angle to get people to accept something they wouldn't otherwise.
Analogy! Registered sex offenders. The public has a 'right' to know who they are and where they reside. Public safety!
I get your analogy but I don't think it applies well because we are not talking about a list of names and addresses for those who contract an illness.
Also sex offenders have committed a crime whereas it is no crime to be sick. I feel like I understand what you are trying to say, but to me it is
clearly quite a different matter.
I am glad you put 'right' in quotes. Obviously it is not anybodies natural right to know the legal history of their neighbors.
Free Will on the other hand, clearly is natural law and a natural right as we are all born to this earth with the capacity to exercise that free will.
If I have to pay the rent and put food on the table I will choose working over self quarantine.
If I am facing the end of my life from some pandemic, paying the rent and buying food is probably the last thing I am worried about. I would be more
worried about killing friends and family by infecting them. What good is a job and an apartment when you are dead?
Anyhow, even if I had no clue how severe my illness was, as in more of a start of a pandemic, I would probably either go to work or stay home. Most
people I know don't go to a doctor unless they have been ill for quite sometime. So what good would it be if most people wouldn't visit the doctor
right off the bat anyhow?
For this to be assumed a good thing it would also have to be assumed that doctors will have a cure ready and that people will actually go to the
doctor to be diagnosed. I feel it is very unlikely that either of those criteria will be met in such a situation as a new, emerging and unknown
pandemic. Just my thoughts.
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