sardia wrote:What you're suggesting is probably criminal. What I suggested is a public service. Make them help vaccinate others. Maybe a stint in Pakistan or Africa if you want to really punish them.
More of an idle thought than a practical suggestion, yeah.
But there's also a bit of "these folks are very willing to take risks because they don't believe those risks are significant and/or real". I dare say that polio, measles, etc have become so removed from our daily lives that some folks simply do not understand that the dangers are still real.
The dangers are still real.
It may serve us all very well to Remember we have vulnerable people among us.
They don't have to wear a Red Shirt to set themselves apart.
Treat everyone as if you are Immune and they are Not Immune.
Don't carry disease from person to person.
Jeeze...I, just, turned into The Parent pushed Too Far."Don't touch your Sister!"
"Don't ever touch your Sister, again."
"And! Don't touch Any of her Things!"
That becomes, "Don't touch 'Those People."
"Don't touch any of Their Things."
The UnTouchables was not always a 21 century spoof.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Intouchables#Plot
It is Illegal in a modern world.
It was a survival stratagem in an Ancient World.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untouchability
We are Far, Far from such a world.
If the Anti-Vaccers get sick, it won't make you sick.
Unless they get something you are Not Immune to.
Like Mental Illness.
Have you been vaccinated against the Malady of taking yourself too seriously?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.