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  •  The vaccine is not perfect... (7+ / 0-)

    I am required by work to get it and I suffered flu symptoms both years I took it.   I have only gotten the flu once in my life.  Immunity is complicated and the vaccine is not fool proof.  

    IMO the real problem is how we as a society reward people who don't call in sick.  Those are the people who spread disease.  I have no problem using sick days when I'm sick to allow my body to recover. The other day I was at a meeting where three physicians all had serious coughs but were at work.  Our employer has a program where you are rewarded if you saved up a certain amount of sick leave, that's sick.  

    •  that's absolutely true (4+ / 0-)
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      shigeru, pindoc, Ender, ER Doc

      this is 5 years old, but brilliant:

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 04:46:43 PM PST

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    •  And kids who miss more than (0+ / 0-)

      ten days of school (in our district) risk not passing. And when kids are sick, parents can't get time off work to keep them home, so sick kids go to school. I've watched parents do everything in their power to pass sick kids off to their daycare centers and preschools because of the need to be at work. And there are a lot of us on this planet now in tighter quarters.

      Maybe getting a shot helps, maybe it doesn't, but either way, we have to allow people time to heal from sickness - make a cultural shift, expand sick-leave, allow for more telecommuting where it works, etc.

      •  it's exactly that parent need (1+ / 0-)
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        happymisanthropy

        that makes it hard to close schools, even in a large scale pandemic.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:09:52 PM PST

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