[ExI] 23andME - Company issues: privacy

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 16:19:29 UTC 2014

On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 8:59 AM, Mirco Romanato <painlord2k at libero.it>

> The vaccine refusal becoming a health problem in some areas is the way
> natural selection work on a memetic and genetic landscape.

The problem is, vaccine refusal causes diseases to incubate that can
sometimes become a problem even for the vaccined (if the vaccine was
administered improperly or didn't take).  If almost everyone has that
vaccine, it's not an issue - but if enough people don't, it can become a

There is also a tragedy of the commons: hospitals are paid for in part with
public money.  In many health cases, preventative measures for everyone are
far less expensive than after-the-fact care for a few.  The exact
borderline is a subject of debate, but vaccines could be called an extreme
case: they are proven effective and very minimal inconvenience, and the
arguments against them are almost 100% false information.
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