As doctors struggle to eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences.
Two sets of parents in Belgium were recently handed five month prison terms for failing to vaccinate their children against polio. Each parent was also fined 4,100 euros ($8,000).
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-Do you think this to be fair?
-Is it an issue of the greater good?
-Should the government be able to force anyone to inject substances into their children where long term effects are unknown (long term as in multiple generations)?
-What would you do in the above situation?