[extropy-chat] Are vaccinations useless?

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Thu Mar 16 18:07:26 UTC 2006

On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 06:05:00PM +0000, BillK wrote:

> <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/history.htm>

> When the United States was first established, little was done to
> prevent the importation of infectious diseases. Protection against
> imported diseases was considered a local matter and handled by the
> colonies. While sporadic attempts were made to impose quarantine
> requirements, it was the continued yellow fever epidemics that led to
> the passage of Federal Quarantine Legislation by Congress in 1878.

I haven't kept up with the evolution of the list's relation to politics.  Is
it okay to ask whether efficient use of quarantine tactics works well with

-xx- Damien X-) 

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