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Offline happyg

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« on: December 31, 2013, 07:11:46 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 07:51:03 PM »
The Amish don't get sick?  What a joke!  I live in Lancaster, PA and I can tell you that it is common knowledge that the Amish have medical problems that far surpass those of the general population, mostly arising from inbreeding within the same tribe (cousins marrying cousins and so forth).  Typically, they do not access the traditional medical establishment for medical services and so their rates of disease are vastly under-reported.  But I personally know some doctors who service this community and they tell me the Amish and Mennonites have very serious medical problems.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 08:15:43 PM »
Polio, diphtheria, smallpox vaccinations have saved millions.

Since the beginning of social security in the 1930s until today life expectancy has gone from 62 to  80, and vaccinations are part of the reason for that.

I remember kids with polio when I was a kid. My grandfather was one of seven children in the 1880s and 90s. One week two of them died from diphtheria.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 10:12:22 PM »
Yeah - the vaccination thing bugged me too. Those are life savers - if done correctly.
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