Survival’s most urgent campaigns in the Amazon are for theNukak, two thirds of whom have died in the 20 years since contact, for Peru’s uncontacted Indians under threat from oil companies and loggers, and for the Indians of Raposa-Serra do Sol, whose land is under siege by violent rice farmers. How do they live? Most Indians live in settled villages by the rivers, and grow vegetables and fruits like manioc, corn, beans and bananas. They also hunt and fish, using plant-based poisons to stun the fish. Some tribes use shotguns for hunting, others use bows and arrows, spears, or blowguns with darts tipped with curare.
The Yanomami is a tribe of indigenous peoples that inhabit land between the Mavaca and Orinoco rivers, near the border of Venezuela and Brazil. The Yanomami’s environment is located within the tropical moist broad-leaf forest that is the Amazon Jungle. Their territory encompasses 200-300 villages accommodating a total population of about 26 000 to 35 000 people and making the largest relatively isolated tribe in South America. First sustained contact with the Yanomami and other cultures occurred in the 1940s when the Brazilian government sent teams to fix the limits of the Venezuelan border. Soon thereafter, in the 1950s religious missionaries situated themselves in the Yanomami’s territory and due to the introduction of many new people resulted
Disneyland, also known as the happiest place on Earth, has recently been the considered one of the most dangerous places on Earth for those that have not received a measles vaccination. A measles outbreak had swept across the park only months ago, causing many unvaccinated individuals and those too young to be vaccinated to contract the awful sickness. Also, the individuals who became sick returned home and began to spread the germ in their towns and cities. The measles vaccine is proven to be extremely effective, so if parents had made the decision of vaccinating their children, the outbreak could have easily been prevented. Measles is one of many diseases that are preventable with immunizations, yet some individuals refuse to cooperate.
During the first outbreak those conditions resulted in a mortality rate of thirty-three percent of the population. Which, was not an uncommon number of deaths for that time period, due to the medical treatment and preventative drugs that where available. What is uncommon is this plague is it affected young men and not just the old or children. There are many different speculations as to what disease the Plague actually was, especially within the last century. Although, none have been proven yet.
How do Native Americans view themselves? “I’m native American, but I feel as though I don 't belong in this society. I wish I could go back in time and live with my tribe. There I would fit in”. Racism has heavily impacted native Americans, and because of this, they are harassed because of who they are.
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.
With them came smallpox, measles, chicken pox, influenza, and many other diseases. “Before the arrival of Columbus, Native American disease wasn’t dominant in the land. Due to the lack of exposure of disease in their younger years, Native Americans were vulnerable to the European diseases that would come with the Columbian Exchange. The diseases would soon destroy many societies of the ancient Aztec, Maya, and Inca. Through many estimates it is foreseen that alien diseases caused over 50% deaths of the Native American population.
There are currently twenty-four vaccines for over fifty diseases (Centers). Although there are many vaccines, 1.5 million children die from a disease that could have been prevented. Not vaccinating is putting the future of humanity in danger by destroying the potential of these children. Vaccines can not only save millions of lives, but save billions of dollars. Vaccinations could save the human population billions of dollars by reducing medical costs caused by treatment of the preventable diseases
The ideas behind this moral distinction is that in passive euthanasia the doctors are not actively killing anyone but they are just not saving the patients. Most people think that euthanasia can be justifiable, when the patients are facing incurable disease, undergoing suffer, terminally ill and requests for euthanasia as their last wishes. For instance, Somerville (2010) argued that it is important to respect the people’s right of self-determination and autonomy. In other words, people should have the right to choose their time of dying but the state have prevented and stop them from doing it.
There are about 1.3 million errors being made in the US alone per year. There are many errors people can make. They can mix up the drug because the names sound or look alike. Patients can take the wrong dosage and this can happen because the doctor or the pharmacologist told them the wrong dosage or the patient miss read the label. People can even use the wrong route of administration because they were given the wrong directions as to taking the drug or because of someone’s lack of education.