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Answer for question 4248.

What are your thoughts on vaccinations? Do you personally believe they play any role in the development of autism or other chronic diseases? What diseases would you like to see a vaccine manufactured against over your lifetime?
I am autistic and i have no idea what caused it. I am pretty sure i had it before any vaccinations. The science is pretty clear on this: no causal relationship has been established and vaccines do prevent some sometimes deadly illnesses. If my personal opinion were different from that, i would probably keep it to myself.

In my fantasy world (and my life hasn't very many years left in it) i would like to see all serious medical conditions preventable, especially AIDS, Alzheimer's, Cancer. Parkinson's, and CFS.

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talullahred
Feb. 20th, 2015 07:21 am (UTC)
Bless you for posting this.
bobby1933
Feb. 20th, 2015 08:40 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
cathy_edgett
Feb. 20th, 2015 03:06 pm (UTC)
I agree that no relationship has been shown between autism and vaccination. I live in Marin County, so this subject is the focus of unfortunate, and painful, for some, disagreement right now.

I agree on a world where all serious medical conditions were preventable, and i also see there is a place for release, so I wonder how that would then be. I just finished reading Atul Gawande's book on "Being Mortal". He addresses issues that are important to me as I begin to enter this "maturing" phase of life.
bobby1933
Feb. 24th, 2015 07:06 am (UTC)
Suffering does seem to serve a purpose, but maybe because we are such slow and lazy learners -- or more likely because what we are taught is so full of ambiguity and error.

Also we have so many other ways of inflicting suffering on one another that physical and mental illnesses seem superfluous as disciplinary devices.

I would like to see everyone lead pleasant and gentle lives for --oh say 90 to 120 years and then have a slow, painless decline over a period of thirty to ninety days to allow everyone else to say i love you, or good by, or i'm sorry, or thank you, and then go to sleep one night and not wake up,
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