I have always believed that vaccines are mandatory and benefit more than harm. The Panic Virus has intensified my opinion and allowed me to understand the other party. While I disagree with the anti-vaccine movement and find most, if not all, of their actions and excuses absurd, I can see where they come from. If I were a parent, it will be worrying. Through the several stories in the book, the parents did observe the symptoms after their child received vaccination.
An article posted by the United States Center for Disease Prevention and Control (2016) highlights that one of the dangers of not vaccinating a child is the predisposition to vaccine-preventable diseases. Also, in the United States, school age children are required to receive periodic shots before enrolment. One could therefore conclude that, to a large extent, pro-vaccine governments do a lot in enlightening the citizens about the risks of refusing vaccines. As a result, the rejection of vaccines may not simply be due to ignorance of the vaccines or the consequences of the refusal, but to other
Because recognition and prestige are such emotional luxuries, many people will ignore the consequences of their actions. Han 's recklessness conquered his logical reasoning for the sake of academic prestige. Similarly, in an informative article posted by CNN in 2011 by Elizabeth Cohen and Miriam Falco, Dr. Andrew Wakefield was bribed by lawyers who wanted to sue vaccine companies. Cohen and Falco explain that Wakefield received "payments by lawyers and through legal aid grants that … he hoped would benefit him through diagnostic and other tests for autism and MMR-related issues" (Cohen and Falco). Aside from personal prestige, scientists may easily falsify data in return for money.
Parents lack trust in the people and organizations who are testing the vaccines. The FDA may do multiple rounds of testing on a specific vaccine and say that it is safe but there is still a lack of trust (FDA 2011). This trust is hard to maintain when many children have faced adverse effects from vaccinations. In some cases, vaccines, have been linked to anaphylaxis, a life threatening allergic reaction which is usually about 1 per million (CDC 2017). With risks like this, some parents believe that the body’s natural immune system is capable of withstanding certain infections and being better at fighting them the second time.
As such, when there is even the tiniest of doubts about something due to the potential dangers that it may impose on the health of their children, they tend to be cautious towards the subject of the matter. Nevertheless, mothers and fathers who know what is best, know that vaccines will immunize their children. It was discovered found that a child who is not vaccinated for measles has 35 times increased risk of acquiring measles (Boom and Healy). Another incident according to Boom and Healy is that children not immunized against pertussis, commonly known as the whooping cough, are 6 to 28 more times likely to catch the sickness. Instead of facing the probable and deadly consequences of catching any given disease, parents who are aware that vaccines do prevent potentially fatal outcomes avoid having their child be one the poor children who fall ill because their negligence parents fail to recognize the benefits of vaccinations.
About 10 percent of women over the age of forty conceive a child after an IVF cycle, though the procedure is more successful in younger women. IVF is considered to have a significant impact on society, mainly due to its risks and social-evils. This method has many social impacts; both positive and negative. It has had many social impacts due to controversy on the topic and different reactions to the method. However, despite the controversy, IVF has had a positive impact on the society and has changed the judgement and perception of parenthood.
Vaccination should be required for all children enter school or daycare facilities because the risk of exposures is way higher than the side effects of a vaccine. Not only does it protects a community but prevent the return of a vaccine preventable disease, such as polio and measles. The people who are against vaccinating their child need to be educated more about how vaccines can protect their child lives and others. When a parent refuses due to philosophical reasons they must attend a course of the risk of not vaccinating their child. A parent should be required to do so every year that they refuse to
My brain just works differently than most other people’s. When people talk about vaccines and autism it makes me feel like I’m not a person but a ‘bad result.’ It reminds me that no one wants a kid like me and parents will risk their kid’s lives and everyone else’s just to make sure their kid doesn’t turn out like me.” Which makes me think not only the scientific part of this debate matters but also the human side to this too. There are three sides to this debate. The parents who don’t want to have an autistic child, the parents who do have an autistic child and the autistic children themselves. To some parents autism is the worst thing that can happen to their children.
The disputed article lead to many anti-vaccine movements. However, there are more resounding evidence that disproves the relationship between vaccines and autism that can’t be ignored. The study, published by the Lancet in 1998, conducted by Dr. Andrew Wakefield ignited a controversy in the medical world. 12 children believed to have developed autism participated in a study that reviewed their medical histories and evaluated their developments. They were reviewed for any underlying biological/physiological factors that could affect the child’s health.
According to Idziak, “Aborting abnormal fetus’s benefits society as a whole. Abortion brings about a substantial saving of societal resources that would otherwise be used for special care education of children suffering from serious diseases. These resources can be used for individuals who are able to make return to society” (p. 41). Although this seems unfair, it is a reality that people face in the world. Couldn’t express how sad this makes me, but my emotions do not change the reality of the situation.
The big picture is that these three people are crucial to epidemics because of their abilities, but if Connectors are not as crucial as they used to be, there is now a whole different argument. Gladwell’s argument is that Mavens give news to Connectors who then share the news with everyone. Since Watts has disproved that connectors are crucial in creating epidemics, there is only the Mavens and the Salespeople. There is no need for Connectors because of new technology, but there is still need for Mavens because of their knowledge, and Salespeople because of their persuasion. There is still a need for Connectors when it comes to some things.
This disorder affects all races, and both sexes, however it is more noticeably in those with a darker skin complexion. People with certain autoimmune disease (such as hyperthyroidism) are more likely to getting diagnosed with vitiligo than people who don’t have any autoimmune diseases. Researchers do not know why that is but most of those who have vitiligo do not have any other autoimmune diseases. One may also develop vitiligo if the persons parents have the disorder. However, most will not get it if their parents do have it.
Donna Bradshaw says, “the more immunity we have in a community the better it is.” (Frontline: The Vaccine War. 45:56-45:59.) Bradshaw is saying that if every American gets vaccinated then infections from spreading could be stopped and a lot of lives could be potentially saved. The past has shown that vaccines have helped eradicate many diseases such as; poliomyelitis. In addition, Mahesh Vidual, explains that in 1987 at Colorado School it was said that “unvaccinated children infected 11% of vaccinated students.” (Individual Rights vs. Public Health: The Vaccination Debate.