The Universal Vaccine Controversy Vaccines have become a major part of our world today. A large number of diseases have been prevented from large, deadly outbreaks. Although vaccines usually seem to be projected as having a positive effect, many people refuse to receive vaccinations. These people believe the side effects of vaccines could be potentially worse and cause more damage than the risk of getting the disease itself. Because vaccines are highly controversial, it is important to understand how they work and to then weigh the benefits versus the risks.
Have you ever heard of IPEX Syndrome? If not it’s an extremely lethal disease. Because many people haven 't heard of IPEX, They may be surprised to learn of its inceptions, its effects, and its treatments. IPEX is a Immunodysregulation, Polyendocrinopathy, Enteropathy, X linked disease. If not caught immediately it 's deadly, what causes the disease is when the body’s immune system malfunctions and attacks the body’s tissue and organs destroying them.
This is because the anatomic, metabolic and cellular differences of animal and human are very much different from each other which makes them as poor test model as much as irreliable in predicting results in human beings. For instances, cancer has an absymal record of failures where both humans and animals react differently when tested with carcinogen (Greek, 2007). Besides, animal test could also mislead researchers into ignoring potential cures and treatment. Aspirin for example, can be used to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain are found to be harmful to some animal species. These promising drugs may get shelved when they cause problems in animals which are not relevent for human.
Criticism arose towards drawbacks such as noted side effects, abusive medical and physical treatments, and uneven application of electroshock therapy (Blowig, 2011). The controversial point is that, should we treat mentally ill patients, at the cost of crude and abusive treatment? The problem becomes even more complicated under the circumstance that patients might not have full information of the side effects, and it’s possible that they are forced to receive such treatments without any other
Though scientists developed safer methods for injection such as giving the patient’s immune suppressants before the procedure or delivering viruses to cells outside the body, gene therapy was reconsidered and believed to be inhumane to experiment on humans. Some people wondered if it was right to alter an individual’s genes with such an unpredictable outcome while others considered the fact that due to the expensive nature of a gene therapy procedure, scientists may be developing a procedure that is only available to the wealthy (NIH, 2018). Scientists, while acknowledging Jesse’s death and the large expense of a gene therapy procedure, argue that gene therapy has many benefits and could be evolved in a way to benefit all people once more is known. A large benefit that is consistently argued is if scientists could have the means to research and make gene therapy possible, the future may hold the ability to fix genetic diseases in developing embryos. If gene therapy were allowed to be practiced to success, scientists could not only identify genetic diseases in babies but now take it a step further and inject a gene to cure the child so the baby would be cured and survive (Lewis,
Mercury in high amounts is known to have negative neurological effects. The amount of mercury found in thimerosal was more than the amount approved by the FDA. Upon this discovery, the FDA made it mandatory for vaccine companies to either get rid of thimerosal or reduce the amount of it from the vaccines. In 2001 a comprehensive study by The Institute of Medicine concluded that there was not sufficient evidence linking mercury in vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders. Thimerosal is not used in most vaccines today except for a few influenza vaccines.
However, the information being released to the public was still not a true representation as to the seriousness of the situation. No established legitimate authority was able to immediately address the situation and provide answers for questions such as: Is it safe to leave the house? Is it safe to drink water? Is it safe to eat local produce? Communicating protective measures early would also have most likely enabled the population to escape exposure to some radionuclides, such as iodine 131, which are known to cause thyroid cancer.
Unfortunately, things like the anti-vaccination movement, the misinformation on the Internet, and the believe that vaccination causes more damage than is worth, have led our society to think that it’s right not to vaccinate. The anti-vaccination movement was first seen in Europe in the XIX century, but it has found its way to the US. The main theoretical anti-vaccination ideology is that: Vaccine cause idiopathic illness. The vaccination law not
Inconsistent ingestion has caused the contraceptive to simply not work. While it is definitely safe with a success rate of roughly 99%, it is not 100% safe and it does come with side effects. Hormonal activity is influenced by OCPs, and as such, side effects can vary from serious to minor, therefore labelling the side effects rather unpredictable. One of the more serious side effects is the increased risk of blood clots and strokes. There is also a vague study that may indicate that ingesting the OCP will increase risk of cancer, however, there is also a vague study that indicates that ingesting the OCP will decrease the risk of cancer, so these studies render both theories obsolete in terms of factual information.
This is an example of when the scientific community comes together to reach a consensus that something is clearly wrong with certain data. The disagreement was that vaccines were causing autism among horrible disease in children. This was immediately disagreed with by most all of the scientific community with many researchers showing their own data to disprove that which said vaccines were causing harm. This being the consensus of the scientific community that vaccines are beneficial for people and prevent illness while not causing them. In this case robust knowledge created through a massive consensus by the scientific community in an attempt to prevent people from not vaccinating their children out of fear of this one study.