Have a Swine Flu Party?


I must admit that it never even crossed my mind, and I don’t plan on running out to get infected.  But, I find the debate and discussion very interesting.

In case you have missed it, the NYTimes had an article today about this.  The key concept in question is whether getting the disease today with a potentially milder strain will prevent you from a more dangerous strain which could come later.

“I think it’s totally nuts,” Dr. Moscona said. “I can’t believe people are really thinking of doing it. I understand the thinking, but I just fear we don’t know enough about how this virus would react in every individual. This is like the Middle Ages, when people deliberately infected themselves with smallpox. It’s vigilante vaccination — you know, taking immunity into your own hands.”

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