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Challenge #02888-G331: Unconscionable Prevention

Imagine a world where people are required to get vaccinated, required to wear masks and take precautions if there's an outbreak, and are given universal healthcare and a basic universal income. Now imagine that these rules are enforced by law. If people refuse, they are required to be placed in quarantine areas away from the general population due to the risk they pose to the population. Now imagine "pure lifers" coming in. Knowing full well the polity they were trying to move to, wanting to go there due to the fact the population was so healthy and their planets kept clean, had these laws.

Can you imagine the fit they throw when they find they are not being allowed to be exempted from those laws no matter how hard they try to avoid it? -- Own Good

Once upon a time, basic health and safety measures were politicised. Interestingly, those on the side of profit above all were counter to the health measures that would maximise labor exploitation. They favoured speaking out against even the simplest of measures that could protect the workers, because the allied "health care" system could wring more money out of the populace via over-inflated billing regimens.

This lead to widespread poverty, disease, and business losses, but by then it was an identity, and all they could do was double down on it. When the chance arose to make a world in their own image, the faithful Pure Life movement threw themselves at the stars, aiming to live an all-natural, all-pure life. It was the One True Way, to which the universe's population would naturally move towards.

You can imagine their outrage when they found that the rest of the world had carried on in the opposite direction. It had such pros as being able to afford medicine, shelter, and food. It had such plus sides as an almost nonexistent infant mortality rate. There were even bonuses like a longer and more enjoyable lifespan, which was heresy to the Pure Life Cult. Obviously the solution was to spread their wisdom to every corner in the Alliance.

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Challenge #02648-G091: United We...

It was played across the entire galactic alliance. On the emergency frequency on every ship it was picked up. For many it was a slight annoyance but for the humans they riled in pain an old memory of the collective mind. The med teams across the alliance didn’t know what to do since it affected the humans on the team as well. The frequency was picked up by a group of translators realizing it was an ancient language the humans spoke.

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Challenge #02241-F051: Courage Pour L'enfents

There is no living creature more dangerous than a mother wanting to protect children. Even if the mother is an Havenworlder. -- Anon Guest

The UFTP vessel Vengeance tried their best to make it to the Havenworld Yannomar in time. They had pushed everything to the limit, including the Human crew. They had hoped to make it in time to save lives, and found scenes of devastation instead. Too late. The Konthar had already struck, and apparently left the southern continents in

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geekhyena: npr: Back in the 1960s, the U.S. started vaccinating kids for measles. As expected, children stopped getting measles.But...



Back in the 1960s, the U.S. started vaccinating kids for measles. As expected, children stopped getting measles.

But something else happened.

Childhood deaths from all infectious diseases plummeted. Even deaths from diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea were cut by half.

“So it’s really been a mystery — why do children stop dying at such high rates from all these different infections following introduction of the measles vaccine,” says Michael Mina, a postdoc in biology at Princeton University and a

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