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RobinA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 10:42 AM
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29. I Would Disagree
in this context. Xenophobia will keep you safe for awhile, but eventually something's going to cross the border and your whole population is going to be wiped out because they have no immunity at all.

Low levels of exposure to disease can afford immunity to things you never even know you had. Exposed to nothing but a limited and closed group of pathogens, you are extremely vulnerable to anything from off the island. This is way kids all get sick when they go back to school.

You want immunity, travel the world. Sure something might kill you (doubtful), but when it doesn't you've got immunities your neighbors can only dream of.
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