Those who oppose infant vaccinations believe that they cause a host of chronic, incurable, and life threatening diseases. To start off with the most debatable issue which is that mercury found in vaccines as a preservative leads to autistic spectrum disorders especially since it is given to infants at critical developing periods. According to a study, mercury levels are decreasing in the blood after being given the shot, thus believing that vaccines containing thimerosal which is an organomecury compound are safe to use (Pichichero et al, 2000). According to a more thorough study , mercury is not leaving the body or disappearing but traveling to the brain and turning into inorganic mercuric chloride (Burbacher et al, 2005).In the US, the commonness
The article “Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child” reasons that “Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction– primarily due to safe and effective vaccines”. Because of vaccines the world today as we know it is slowly becoming safer as more and more diseases are being eradicated. The U.S. has helped in their own way to get rid of diseases. The article “Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?” states that “In 1855 Massachusetts passed the first U.S. state law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren , followed by New York (1862), Connecticut (1872), Indiana (1881), and Arkansas (1882).” So as the years went on the U.S. has continually integrated vaccinations for the youth, in this case, it is needed in order to attend
In his, essay, "The Dead Baby Mystery," Gawande mentions a child abuse court case that involves the deaths of eight children of Marie Noe that no one could explain. As an example of how no one could explain the deaths, Gawande writes, "some of the most respected pathologists of the time, could find no explanation for the crib deaths" (202) and "Foul play was strongly considered, but no evidence was found" (202). With the use of these points in his essay, Gawande presents a broader sense that cases, like Marie Noe, for child abuse do not have an easy outcome in determining guilt. Even three decades later — Marie Noe's case was reopened, and the judged charged her — one of the officials wrote back to Gawande explains "that there was no direct
Professionals, as parents of children, against the HPV vaccine believe that the vaccine is more risky and dangerous for children than the actual disease. In an article written by Dr. Kurt Perkins, DC, CCWP, he argues that the HPV vaccine given to girls 12 years of age to prevent cervical cancer is junk. He states that the average age of women getting cervical cancer is 50 and the vaccine is only good for 5 years in the body. Along with Dr. Perkins, Dr. Karen Smith-McCune, a gynecologist in San Francisco, CA, is very skeptical of the HPV vaccine. She knows that regular pap smears will be enough to find precancerous areas early and they can be treated.
The Good the Bad and the Vaccine Vaccines, a term that gives some parents the peace of mind and makes some parents anxious. Vaccines makes our bodies ready to fight disease and viruses more effectively by introducing our body to microscopic amounts of viruses and bacteria. Common deadly diseases such as small pox that took many lives has now been eliminated because of the smallpox vaccine. In the past common diseases such as polio, rubella is now a rare case because of vaccination. To prevent public out break, Vaccination for childhood diseases such as pertussis, polio, measles, diphtheria, rubella is now mandatory for children attending public schools in Canada.
Larzelere uses research that has been conducted so far just proves the fact that the child was spanked as punishment and not whether the parent did it appropriately. He compares this to radiation treatments being given, ignoring dosage, and types of cancer. Cancer is obviously a topic that can pull almost any bodies heart strings. Another example he uses is the fact that many people who do not support spanking say that spanking causes the child to be more aggressive. He states that this may be true, but it could happen with any disciplinary action saying “people who received radiation treatment last year are more likely to have cancer-related problems this year than all of us who did not need radiation treatments last year”.
Some examples are that for the past several years we have heard that polio vaccine lead lymphoma and caused the AIDS epidemic, and the MMR vaccine lead to Crohn’s disease and autism. These theories, however have not bothered themselves with facts, that might be fair in the time of chiropractic’s infancy, but now, in the 20th century it is not acceptable. The lack of true information about vaccination is a struggle to the vaccination policy. A research by Kennedy et al. shows that health professionals consider that girls are empowered to make decisions about the HPV vaccine for themselves, some of them decide not to take the vaccine for the lack of information.
For example it states this in this quote, “In one case, an AIDS vaccine that was shown to be effective in monkeys failed in human clinical trials because it did not prevent people from developing AIDS, and some believe that it made them more susceptible to the disease” (Thompson). This is explaining that the vaccine they used on the monkey was successful but when they tried it on the human it failed. They believed that instead of the vaccine helping it made the disease worse. So why should they test on animals when the vaccine that works on animals would not work on humans. Another quote also states this, “The Food and Drug Administration reported that 92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans” (PETA).
This dismisses the previous counter argument by showing how the medical education of the time was not knowledgeable of the virus that is the base of rabies and therefore makes it difficult to correctly diagnoses. Furthermore, in the article “Poe’s Death Is Rewritten as Case of Rabies, Not Telltale Alcohol” from The New York Times,it lists the recorded behaviors of Poe at the hospital before his death and compares them to that of a rabies victim claiming that this was a “classic case of rabies”.The article then points out, “Poe refused alcohol and could drink water only with great difficulty. Rabies victims frequently exhibit hydrophobia, or fear of water.” This comparison can lead many to draw the conclusion that Poe had displayed obvious side effects of rabies, making this the only logical theory. Over all after fully considering all of the evidence, the best assumption would be that Poe died of rabies rather than alcohol
Scientists are unsure if their head injuries could have caused their suicides. The other two had died as a result of swelling in their brain; which probably happened when they had two head injuries within a short period of time which is also called “second-impact syndrome”. “None of the individuals impacts was serious enough, in and of itself, to have caused death.” (Dr.Lee Goldstein). Later, researchers found that the impacts themselves could not cause death. The teenagers “blood-brain barriers” had been damaged and their blood vessels were starting to leak.
Generally there is an about 3,697 deaths per year due to the influenza (CDC, 2015). This number may seem quite low when thinking of the entire population but this is something that could easily be prevented. Why should someone have to die from being diagnosed with a seasonal virus that has a vaccination. I know that not everyone can afford to pay for the flu vaccine but if enough people who could afford it got the vaccine, those who can’t wont be exposed. It could work like eradication of an infectious disease.
In the United States there was a goal to vaccinate all of the children before they reached the age of one (Graham, 20), this main goal was wished for the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. However, the United States never truly had a proper approach when it came to vaccinating (Graham, 20). With the goal straying further and further from reality the United States had decided to completely stop keeping track of how many children were being vaccinated in 1985 (Graham, 20). Once the government gave up then so did the people, more and more parents took the courageous step and stopped vaccinating their children. The MMR vaccine was an immunization that everyone received not long after birth, though many people began to worry about how
The main concern people seem to have on the subject is the nonexistent risk factor of vaccines being the lead cause of chromosomal mutation in young children. Aka, autism, This case however has been studied, and disproven by renowned scientists around the world with various studies. At this point this rumor’s spread can only be accounted for lack of updated knowledge on the subject. Personally it is my
For the individuals that do their studying, they know that vaccines prevent disease, not cause disease. The public does not understand that vaccines have been in commission for a couple hundred years, so why would they all the sudden cause these childhood disabilities now? Maybe society should stop directing their attention to vaccines and instead to the chemicals in the food/drink that their children may be digesting or the pollutants in the air where they
Diseases that once killed thousands of children have been eliminated because of vaccines. Vaccines can prevent children from getting diseases like polio which have long lasting effects and can even cause death. If we do not keep vaccinating children, then polio and other devastating and deadly diseases could return. According to Vaccines.gov, “Polio was once America’s most-feared disease, causing death and paralysis across the country, but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States”. (“Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child”) Whooping cough is another disease that can be prevented by vaccines.