Polio: An Eradicated Disease It was unthinkable for someone to contract polio if they were born in the 1960s or later in America. To that generation and after, polio was just another fleeting disease. People born before this time period are reminded how frightening the disease was, which debilitated thousands of people. The spread of polio could not seem to be stopped until a vaccine was found. Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky describes the stories of how polio was triumphed.
They started using amputation in a less advanced way but learned from their mistakes to only use amputation when it’s necessary. Lewis Sayre was a huge support by conducting the first surgery for hip-joint ankylosis, but even since him we have conducted more surgeries than ever for more than one body part. With the discovery of the diseases in the Civil War, influenced the need for vaccinations for those different diseases to prevent them from harming the human
I don’t even remember breathing,” Burbano told ABC News “I just remember dragging my best friend down”” (Zambelich). This statement from an interview with one of the survivors of the Orlando Pulse shooting perfectly highlights how adrenaline affects the body and how during spats of mass hysteria the body tries its hardest just to survive. This becomes clear throughout history in places such as England during the plague.
If polio paralyzes the chest muscles of the victim, it can be fatal by not allowing the person to breathe. At this time there was no reliable cure for polio, but most people did recover with at least a partial return of their mobility. Beginning in 1916, large outbreaks of polio swept through cities and towns, crippling and killing thousands. Most years saw “summer outbreaks” that would seem to stop with the cold weather. When polio hit this small, western North Carolina town
The flu vaccine has claimed many lives over the past year.The CDC states that”There is a risk that respiratory illness in young kids and old people when they got a flu shot”.People that get the respiratory illness have a bad chance that they won’t survive killing thousands each year.In addition, the article “Why are so many healthy people are dying of the flu vaccine” Dr.Mark Geier(Genetisit and a professor at John Hopkins University) explains how this flu vaccine is more like an expirement than curing people .Therefore it proves that flu vaccines kill lots of people each year. The flu vaccine is a very controversial topic here in the United States. Flu vaccines kill and gives us extra diseases.Although getting a flu shot will protect you it is not very effective and it cause more disease that you don 't want to have in your body.If we do not stop using flu vaccines we might have more cases of GBS and loads of other diseases caused by the flu shot.When people realize all the bad stuff happening people we will take action against the flu
The reason for this extensive amount of testing is because you can’t test Rheumatic Fever directly, just the bacteria that caused it which is strep. I had so many blood tests that I started comparing the nurses that withdrew the blood. To fight this predicament I began to take penicillin one shot a month or one pill a day. I tried both and soon learned that the pills were definitely the better choice. Unfortunately, according to my profession, if I’m around people at my job I have to take it for life, or if I’m not around people for the majority of my job I only have to take it until I’m twenty one.
Take medical field for example, by 1970, many people had super fear of Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) diseases. People who infected with AISD would be death for sure because there was no advanced medication to cure AISD. The average life time for aid patients was about nineteenth years. However, nowadays, the medication to cure AISD has been improved a lot. The formula
McBride (2008) further points out how the 1930s, during the Great Depression, destitute families did all they could to prevent bringing more children into the world. Women that ended up pregnant generally sought out risky alternatives to abortion and ended up in hospitals where the majority died. During this period as many as 17,000 out of 800,000 performed abortions ended in death count. Turning abortion into a criminal offence only helped increasing the number of unsafe abortions that were executed in
There were many people hard at work trying to find a vaccine including an American researcher, Jonas Salk. Salk had created the vaccine years earlier but a lot of testing was required. He figured out that his vaccine worked about 86% of the time, which was better than any other vaccine. This vaccine was injected, but there was many side effects, including fevers and drowsiness but the good out weighed the bad. This was later to be called IPV (injected Polio Vaccine) because later OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) was to be introduced.
The measles controversy started in 1998 after a fraudulent research paper in the medical journal was published. The paper contained studies stating colitis and autism is linked to the measles vaccine. After the initial publishing the amount of people getting the vaccine dropped from 92% in 1996 to 84% in 2002 (in the Uk). Within the first 5 months of 2006 there was reportedly 449 cases of measles, compared to 1998 where there was only 56 within the whole year. The measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though there is a safe and cost-effective vaccine available people are still believing these allegations are far more severe that the consequences of the measles.
Imagine the world described in fiction novels, disease haunts the world and people live in fear, not knowing whether they will survive another day. Measles, a disease most thought eradicated by its powerful immunization, still causes 16 deaths every hour. Though nearly 84% of the United States has been vaccinated against this, a recent outbreak has caused an eruption of opinions on the topic. Though many may argue that a child’s medical related decisions should be made by the child’s parent or guardian. In actuality, those who are not vaccinated for any contagious disease, pose a threat to the general health of the citizens of United States, as well as bringing back previously eradicated diseases.