It’s too bad there’s no way to cure stupidity. Well, there is, but it’s very messy and quite often leads to a prison sentence.
@Scott Sterling, well there is just letting them die out in an enclosed space. Needs of the many and all that
@CommonEggsy, Yeah, but that isn’t nearly satisfying enough.
@Scott Sterling, maybe a plague
@Juggy, Good idea. And you have to pass a series of IQ tests to prove that you’re smart enough to deserve the vaccine.
@Scott Sterling, nah. Remove warning labels. Replace them with ‘x company is not liable for injury, illness, or death as a result of use or misuse of this product’
@Scott Sterling, we could just remove all the stupid warning labels. Like don't drink bleach. Then the stupidity would weed itself out.
@ SapphireAquaDragon, Basically, the Tide pod crap all over again.
@Scott Sterling, maybe a good shot to the face?
HEY. MATE. THATS UNCALLED FOR. WE DO NOT INSULT POTATOES LIKE THAT.
@downvote magnet, potatoes are good guy veggies. They become fried goodness and vitamin E.
@downvote magnet, it’s okay, he’s only insulting the uneducated potatoes.
@downvote magnet, YEAH! To think someone would say that after the hard years of famine they lived through.
@Drunk Teacher , There is so much wrong in only 30 words. Please don’t be intellectually lazy.
1. Plague is caused by a bacterium, Yersinia Pestis. Small pox and cow pox are related viruses. Bacteria and viruses are completely different.
2. The Black Plague occurred in the middle of the 14th century, about 400 years before the first vaccines. There is no evidence that “many people developed antibodies to the plague" since the concept of antibodies was unknown at the time, and therefore unlikely to have been measured.
3. Cowpox as a rudimentary vaccine was introduced in the late 18th century, but antibodies against pox virus have no effect on plague.
4. Before vaccinations, variolation (inoculation with small amounts of smallpox in hope of causing mild disease followed by immunity) was used. In fact George Washington used variolation during Revolutionary War. Chinese first used it in 15th century, 100 years after the Black Death.
5. Plague vaccines were not invented until about
@occasionalmutant, 100 years ago.
@Drunk Teacher , small pox and the plague are different diseases you egg.
It could always come back... *cough*
@The next plague, it’s still around in some form it’s just not really major news because of the advancements made since the Black Death have served to minimize deaths caused by it
@eleven, *cough* look at my name *cough*
@The next plague, to presume that you alone are capable of being a plague is to presume too much.
@eleven, Did you know there was a 20th century outbreak of the bubonic plague? Started in China, spread across India, and even got as far as California. Killed around 12million people.
My dad recently tried to say that there was a correlation between vaccines and autism rising in numbers... I was not impressed.
@Weeee, tell him there's also a correlation between organics and autism rates rising and you think its the pesticides they use for organic crops. Watch him explode.
@Weeee, CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION. But yeah do what @CaseCat, said. It would be funny
Technically, a primitive form of vaccination involving spreading of cow pox...substances...on small incisions was used as a way to create immunity towards small pox.
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@ljennetten, did you just?