Pros And Cons Of Vaccine

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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 preservative to kill specified challenge organisms and prevent fungi growth. This amount of mercury is about the same as a 3 ounce can of tuna, so it is harmless. Thimerosal has declined in use due to reformation and development of new single-dose
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