Monday, February 9, 2015

When I had the measles...

...back in the 1960s there was no vaccine. Of course, like all the other kids, I also got the mumps and chicken pox (then, annoyingly, shingles) . Was never a big deal; created those moments of closeness between mother and young child that reappear in the core of your mind in your fifties.

 So what is all this fuss about measles vaccines about?

Well, I don't like forcing people to do anything. But they must take responsibility for their actions.

So here's my suggestion:

 - no mandatory vaccinations, but

 - those who do not vaccinate their children bear the legal and financial liability for the harm that they thus cause to others, via increased insurance premiums and collective exposure to law suits from those harmed.

 Why is such a solution not being discussed?

1 comment:

  1. Oh come on.
    Why? Because "liability" is in the eye of the beholder. Anti-vaccine folks are liable for increased health care costs. Hippies are liable for the fall of Vietnam. Jews are liable for killing Jesus.. British are liable for burning Joan of Arc... It never stops...