Antivaxxers Argumentative Essay

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News Flash! Recent outbreaks of what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) call vaccine-preventable diseases demonstrate the effects of the anti-vaccination movement. “Antivaxxers” as they’ve come to be called, as noticed on this author's Facebook page, are a population of parents who make a conscious decision not to vaccinate their children. The goal of this paper is to shed some light on the Antivaxxers, their arguments for choosing not to vaccinate their children, and research that proves the Antivaxxers’ theories are wrong. After all, vaccines aren’t something to be concerned about, they are proven to be effective. And it’s for this reason that everyone should get vaccinated. Anti-vaccination movements and their interpretations, by…show more content…
"New" social movements are being defined as those that have unconventional ways of expressing popular protest, or that focus on sought changes in civil society rather than in politics or the political process. A second source used to explore this topic is the article Measles Outbreak in 3 a Highly Vaccinated Population, Sand Diego, 2008: Role of the intentionally Under-vaccinated by David E. Sugerman et.al, April 2010, which focuses on the topic of an outbreak of Measles in a highly vaccinated population in San Diego due to the role of the intentionally under- vaccinated.David E. Sugerman and his colleagues' work demonstrates the negative impact that the anti-vaccination movement is having on the general population when they studied the impact of a single unvaccinated child who contracted the measles virus while traveling out of the country. A vaccine-preventable disease can be defined as an infectious disease in which an effective preventive vaccine exists. The CDC considers the use of a preventive vaccine as a way to gain immunity, or protection, from a infectious diseases. In the early 1900s these
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