Megan McArdle points us to the following chart:
Let me ask, which is more dangerous – not having a sufficient density of the population vaccinated against infectious diseases that were responsible for life expectancy being below 50 just 100 years ago, or people drinking coffee? When we have nationalized medicine will such situations be allowed to persist? Why is the freedom of these folks to forego vaccinations held in higher regard than my freedom to exchange peacefully with foreigners? File this one in …”we have no consistent basis upon which we hold people to standards.”
Good thing we crack down on all that vicious lemonade kids try to sell – lord knows how much more serious an offense that is.