Vaccine Persuasive Speech

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Ever since the dawn of time disease and sickness have plagued the world. Smallpox, Influenza, Polio, Measles, Mumps and Tetanus have ruled our lives until a major breakthrough in science, the Vaccine. In the 1700s inoculations began to be used to prevent smallpox. It was eventually created the vaccine by using the relatively harmless cowpox which made the patient immune to smallpox. The word vaccine which was derived from the latin word vacca which means “cow”. After this research into other diseases continued. In the recent decades, rumors about vaccines have spread. Rumors like: they cause autism, they are not necessary, they cause delinquency, and they cause cancer have been created by opponents with little to no research. Many questions have been raised about vaccines such as whether they should be required by the government or that if they actually make a difference. So, do vaccines improve our lives or do they actually harm us and our society? What is the most controversial vaccine ingredient? Thimerosal, a mercury containing organic compound. To help prevent harmful microbe contamination, thimerosal has been used in vaccines and biological and drug products. Because it is 50% mercury by weight, it has been widely used as a…show more content…
We have been reminded of this in 2014 in Minnesota. Anti-vaccination activists had been “targeting” new Somali immigrants. The immigrants who were misinformed and told that vaccines were causing high rates of autism in the community. Because they were not vaccinated many cases of measles started to develop. It soon grew into an outbreak all over the state. (5) The misinformation circulating around the country has led to many cases like this. This misinformation also leads the immigrants to prefer measles over the chance of autism. What needs to be learned from this is that, the people need to be properly informed so that the diseases will develop into outbreaks and more lives can be save from
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