Ah yes, that OTHER "I have a dream" speech.
Ah, another "I don't understand this whole infectious thing" person.
Err, they didn't because McArthur was in charge. Their first uplifting on the other hand back in late 1800 and early 1900 pretty much followed that particular form.
Wait, you seriously think that Japanese wouldn't do the same back in the 50s and 60s? Country with millenia worth of sacrificial culture, country that has existed in one of the least certain environments in the world leading many japanese to still adopt a very nihilistic view on life?
They'd have done it in a heartbeat. And their public would have supported it. Wholeheartedly. They'd just shout "for the empire" and bury the kids, like they've done countless times before.McArthur had to do some very nasty cultural brutalizing to get Japanese "civilized" into more Western levels of respect of life of those of lower status.
You know, even Jenny McCarthy pretty much gave up on that bullshit. Shouldn't you follow her example?
It's just like Japan in the 50s and 60s.
If you took down every single wind mill in the world tomorrow, humanity would not really even notice for most part. At worst, we may have to start using some of the mothballed coal/oil/gas plants to compensate.
And even "I'm so high I think I can walk across oceans" level of babbling would probably not try to claim that wind power is a "question of survival of human civilization".
Actually medical research advances on other things. All it has been able to do for last century or so against viral diseases is to just strengthen the body to fight the virus and defend against opportunistic diseases. There are some retroviral treatments available, but they are generally ineffective against things like mumps or rubella (not to mention side effects, that are often as nasty if not more nasty than disease itself). If you actually contract it, you're rolling the dice.
Another problem is that we have picked all the low hanging fruit quite a while ago. Medical research advanced significantly less in terms absolute power to combat various diseases in last ten years than ten years before that. Most of the medical research that still has low hanging fruit available is generally more about complex physiological problems such as artificial limb technology.
We're still progressing, but we're unlikely to ever see any breakthroughs on the level of what we've seen in 1920s and 1950s (antibiotics and vaccination). It's more of incremental advancement now.
It is that in large part. But you would have to be massively deluded to believe that it's only about that.
20% chance on average.
So you are not. Okay.
Same thing with mumps. It's not actually life threatening outside of some rare cases. It's just that if a male gets it, toss a five sided die. If it lands on one, he goes sterile.
That and it apparently causes one hell of a testicular pain.
The statement is factually true - most of the sanitation advances happened around the same time as vaccinations became common. You appear to be ignorant of this fact.
Most doctors are educated on constant basis by various pharmaceutical companies. Basically company pays for a weekend trip to a nice spa, that includes lectures on their lines of drugs, and what they do.
This is pretty much international phenomenon, and it's often frowned upon as it's seen as a form of bribing. As a result it's often legislated just how much companies can offer doctors, and how long such "vacations" can last and so on.
But these are also viewed as pretty much mandatory to keep doctor's knowledge base up to date, so they are not completely banned.
Well, that would be given, considering that MMR stands for measles, mumps and rubella. Of three, rubella for example is a mild disease in teens and adults.
The reason we inoculate against it is so that we have defense against pregnant mothers getting it. And when they do get, the common treatment is therapeutic abortion. We have no effective treatment or cure for the baby in the womb even today, but luckily enough, mother nature does its part and aborts the child without medical assistance in most cases.