Bush's Smallpox-Vaccination Plan

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 39•01 Jan 15, 2003

President Bush's smallpox-vaccination plan has sparked controversy, as the vaccine carries a small risk of severe and even deadly side effects. What do you think?

  • “I don't care if thousands of Americans could die–lives are at stake.”

    Robert Clausen –
    Architect

  • “I'm sticking with my political party on the whole smallpox issue.”

    Meredith
    Vreeland –
    Homemaker

  • “Will we also be vaccinating against pipe bombs? We know the terrorists have those." ”

    Richard
    Edwards –
    Systems
    Analyst

  • “I'm sticking with my political party on the whole smallpox issue.”

    Mitchell Swan –
    Cashier

  • “I'm all for it, but only if I get to vaccinate myself. I have this cool antique lancet I've always wanted to use.”

    Maria King –
    Therapist

  • “Call me a paranoid schizophrenic, but I must confess to being fretful about the government forcibly injecting stuff into me. I'm a bit of a worrywart in that area.”

    Mark Samuel –
    Contractor