Monday, October 15, 2007

Protection from the Great Unwashed

A ray of snarky mirth shined down on a recent game of "Gotcha," where a Democratic staffer highlighted last month the "unusual need for whomever attending [then upcoming NASCAR events at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway and North Carolina's Lowe's Motor Speedway] to be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B," as well as "the more normal things - tetanus, diphtheria, and of course, seasonal influenza," prompting the expected doses of indignation from Republicans and other officials, including Humpy Wheeler, president of Lowe's Motor Speedway:
The very idea of immunization is laughable. It's like taping your ankles to go to the mailbox.
Jen of Et Tu? has an excellent mushroom harvest on the question of vaccines developed from aborted fetal tissue cell lines as discussed recently at Catholic Dads. In this case, those staffers seeking hepatities A and B immunizations may have needed too seek alternative vaccines to remain ethical on this count. Of course, as Democratic staffers, I imagine the chances they actually cared were pretty low.

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