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posted by mrpg on Friday May 28, @11:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-could-go-wrong dept.

Ohio lawmakers want to abolish vaccine requirements:

[...] Lawmakers are working on legislation to call off the lottery immediately. They're also trying to head off any plans for "vaccine passports." And last month, they introduced a sweeping antivaccination bill that would essentially demolish public health and vaccination requirements in the state—and not just requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, requirements for any vaccine.

[...] State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) blasted the bill, telling The Columbus Dispatch, "Not only would it prevent schools, businesses and communities from putting safety measures in pace related to COVID, it will impact the health of our children... This bill applies to all vaccines—polio, measles, meningitis, etc. If it becomes law we will see worsening measles outbreaks, meningitis in the dorms, and children once again suffering from polio."

[...] "At its core, this proposal would destroy our current public health framework that prevents outbreaks of potentially lethal diseases, threatens the stability of our economy as it recovers from a devastating pandemic and jeopardizes the way we live, learn, work and celebrate life," the letter said.

[...] "HB 248 would put all Ohioans at risk while increasing the cost of health care for families, individuals and businesses," spokesperson Dan Williamson said. "This proposal applies to all immunizations, including childhood vaccines. If passed, this legislation could reverse decades of immunity from life-threatening, but vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, hepatitis, meningitis and tuberculosis."

Also: Ohio GOP lawmakers, citing 'need to protect' from vaccines, seek to expand exemptions, nix COVID passports


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 29, @03:27PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 29, @03:27PM (#1140042)

    Not necessarily. It's a big gamble. It's an even bigger gamble if you've elected to leverage your poverty-tier savings buying something like... Let's say a massively inflated vehicle so you can get to work. Lest we forget that means paying for full coverage auto insurance, which is incredulously expensive. But you don't have to be impoverished to be a slave to debt it's a question of lifestyle. Your oil rigger swine will hyper-leverage in good times and slave unquestioningly to keep his two 4x4's, RV, RAM 2500, and boat paid for. Even modest people who just want a reasonable house can be made slaves if the proportions are correct.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 29, @07:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 29, @07:17PM (#1140077)

    Slavery is not about pleasant or unpleasant experience but about the direct prevention of liberty.

    A man who works in a palace, lavished with concubines, and treated generally like royalty is, nonetheless, a slave if he would be directly prevented from ever abandoning said life if he sought to do so. That "you" (a major problem with internet discourse is people speaking for people they know nothing about, but alas) feel coerced to work to maintain your lifestyle does not make you a slave. If you want to give it all up tomorrow and see if you can make it out in the wilds, start pan handling on the streets, or make your way to France and join the Foreign Legion, then you are 100% free to do so. A slave is not and would immediately sought out, and generally reprimanded.

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday May 30, @02:36AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday May 30, @02:36AM (#1140155) Journal

    Not necessarily. It's a big gamble.

    Compared to "homeless, pennyless and without health care"?

    It's an even bigger gamble if you've elected to leverage your poverty-tier savings buying something like... Let's say a massively inflated vehicle so you can get to work.

    If you're buying expensive bling like that, then you have a different opinion of the relative odds of the big gamble. Who am I to disagree?

    But you don't have to be impoverished to be a slave to debt it's a question of lifestyle. Your oil rigger swine will hyper-leverage in good times and slave unquestioningly to keep his two 4x4's, RV, RAM 2500, and boat paid for. Even modest people who just want a reasonable house can be made slaves if the proportions are correct.

    Making bad choices or having an expensive lifestyle is not slavery. Words have meaning.