Couples and individuals in the U.S when looking to adopt can expect to pay as much as $20,000 to $35,000 for a healthy infant in the U.S. Most couples and individuals though, simply don’t have that kind of money laying around, and not to mention the cost has to be paid up front, there are no governmental loans or payments that people can make. For this reason alone many people are forced to give up the idea of adopting in the U.S because of the extremely high cost of a child. Not only is the price a heavy burden to face, but also the process of adoption can take as long as 1 to 7 years in the U.S. This is an extremely extensive amount of time to go through the process of adopting, expecially when it only takes 6-24 months internationally to adopt a healthy infant or child, and can be cheaper.
One of the most common reasons people give for requiring vaccinations is that vaccination can lead to “Herd Immunity.” In other words, the greater the percentage of people in a population that are vaccinated, the less likely it is that unvaccinated people will come into contact with a contagious person. According to one doctor, “‘Someday we may live in a world that doesn’t scare patients into making bad health decisions…. vaccine mandates are the best way to ensure protection from illnesses’”(Finnegan 2). Maybe in the future the scariest diseases will not exist. Then, vaccines will not be necessary.
Although some citizens believe that vaccine are harmful and they should get to choose if they get them or not, vaccines can be justified as a safe, effective method to stay immune to diseases. In order to ensure the health of the public and prevent illnesses, it is essential to make vaccines mandatory. When people are not vaccinated, they have a high risk of developing disease, which can lead to sickness and possible death. According to UNICEF, a program providing humanitarian and developmental assistance, 16,000 children die every day from preventable or treatable causes. This statistic shows how many lives we are losing due to the fact that people are not vaccinated.
The importance of vaccines is to protect people from getting serious illnesses. You start getting vaccines a couple weeks after you’re born and get them every couple of years until you die. Vaccines are very important for young people who have weak immune systems and can’t protect themselves. People with weak immune systems are more likely to get serious illnesses, some of these illnesses can cause death. If you get vaccinations you are less likely to get these illnesses but just because you have the vaccine does not mean you will not get sick.
Less than 1 in a hundred thousand child will suffer from serious adverse effects of vaccination, which is several times higher than the risk of being struck by lightning. The number of reported events of adverse reaction are very low, thus the concerns of vaccine causing irreparable damage is almost unfounded. Besides that, the risk of getting infected by a vaccine-preventable disease is higher than the risk of being saddled with adverse reactions from the vaccine itself. For example, CDC claims that more than 260,000 individuals are hospitalized due influenza annually, with deaths ranging from 3,000 to 46,000 individuals. Besides that, 800,000 to 1.4 million people suffer from chronic hepatitis B, with complications such as liver cancer.
Any medication can cause severe adverse reactions but the chances to get it from vaccines are at only one per millions of dose, and some are so rare that the risk cannot be accurately assessed. These statistics from the CDC clearly shows that severe condition from vaccine injections are extremely rare. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), immunisation averts around 2 to 3 million deaths every year, which equates to roughly 285 people saved every hour. Compare the chances of having a serious adverse reaction to how many people are saved. The risk of it is small compared to the lives that vaccination has saved.The statistics from the CDC shows that the benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the slight risk and that many more deaths would occur without these
Advanced medical attention and how the law looks at babies are both factors to a countries infant mortality rate. For example in America we have very good medical facilities however every baby that comes out alive is supposed to be counted and we try to save everyone. This is contrary to Japan where if a baby does not live the first 24 hours of it 's life, it is not counted as a human or towards the infant mortality rate. Undeveloped or war torn areas such as parts of the middle east, may not have as advanced hospitals therefore a lower amount of babies are able to
While these surgeries may be life-saving for the fetus or improve the quality of life greatly, the cost-effectiveness is very insufficient for many. Evidence that neonatal surgery is cost-effective is very hard to find due to the fact that it is difficult to have long-term follow-ups with the patients and the quality life cannot be determined until later in life. For example, prenatal surgery for repairing of myelomeningocele, otherwise known as spina bifida, saves $2,066,778 for every one hundred cases repaired rather than if they were to be repaired postnatally (NCBI). This show that even though this care is extensive and expensive, it is proven to have its benefits. Furthermore, neonatal surgery can be predicted to have significant innovations in the
One of the examples is Muscular Dystrophy (MD) which is a group of genetic and hereditary muscle diseases. It weakens the muscles of the body of the patient in some of the cases it very severe. If the parents want they can use IVF and PGD through which the doctors can screen each egg for muscular dystrophy .when the doctors find a embryo without the undesired disease they can implant it and reduce the chances of the disease to a great extent. By this method less money is spent in the hospitals for medical treatments needed for the sick child in the future and can save the parents from stress and suffering incurred looking after a sick child .Finally ,the couples now have a chance to create a healthy child that they could call their own. • The use of reproductive technology would save children from suffering, and reduce the overall cost and emotional strain of looking after a sick child.
By getting vaccinated, one’s body has a much lesser chance of getting sick. Vaccines are safe. The Food and Drug Administration(FDA), Internal Organization for Migration (IOM), American Management Association (AMA), American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), United States Health and Human System (HHS), World Health Organization (WHO), National Foundation for Infectious Disease (NFID), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) are several of the biggest medical organizations in the world. They have done research upon research on the safeness of vaccines and the say they are absolutely safe. (2017) When one’s body gets vaccinated, a process takes place to make the body immune to a disease or diseases.