Culture of (wasted) life

"In the US, for instance, religious groups are gearing up to oppose vaccination," writes Debora, of the HPV vaccine that would prevent most cases of cervical cancer deaths, expected to "jump fourfold to a million a year by 2050." Predictably, the Family Research Council (see yesterday's Peek under: hypocrisy, opportunism and) and others claim that b/c the vaccination is intended to prevent an std, young women "may see it as a licence to engage in premarital sex." Sort of the way safety nets urge people to climb onto tight ropes. (NewScientist via David)

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