Recent research has proven that his evidence is not credible and there is no correlation between vaccine shots and Autism. Many parents are still convinced that immunizations cause Autism since Andrew Wakefield published the article stating this theory. He has since been discredited and it was recently discovered that the article described false evidence. It is crucial to trust the medical claim that there is not a connection between Autism and immunization shots and continue to protect ourselves and our children from these life-threatening diseases such as Measles, Chicken Pox and Pertussis. The death rate from Measles, Chicken Pox and Pertussis was much higher prior to 1930, when immunizations were discovered and children were inoculated with the anti-virus shot.
A recent spike in the number of diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders has also brought to light the controversy that exists concerning the link between autism and immunizations. In a piece published by CNN, Jenny McCarthy depicts her son’s recovery from autism. In it, she claims that autism is an entirely environment illness, and states that vaccines are a major trigger of the disease. A Newsweek article printed in 2005 discusses the search for a cure for autism, citing the many methods parents have used in an attempt to treat their children—including a wheat and dairy free diet, and a controversial treatment method that strips the body of metals called chelation. Again, it was brought up that the osteopath who prescribed these methods, Mary Ann Block, felt that toxins from vaccines were the roots of autism.
A solicitor was able to win a legal aid in pursuing a legal action against the manufacturers of the MMR vaccines in April 1994. The suit claimed that the use of MMR vaccination needed to be stopped because it was a defective product with dangerous side effects and caused autism. Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist together with his partners published a study in The Lancet, a British medical journal in 1998. The paper proposed that the MMR vaccine be related to autism symptoms. Wakefield conducted a study of eight children who had developed autism symptoms from MMR vaccination (Greg Pasco 2011).
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The American Medical Association admits the cause is unconfirmed, but they relay an argument suggesting the cause is primarily genetic because tests show prevalence of auti... ... middle of paper ... ...ing manufactured for the U.S. market…contain no Thimerosal or only trace amounts” (Questions and Answers). Today’s vaccinated children have a greater chance of becoming a mermaid than becoming Autistic from Thimerosal. In fact, by not being vaccinated, a greater risk is imposed on our children. It is scary to imagine an eradicated disease such as Polio, Rubella, or Smallpox reappearing simply because an ill-informed parent did not know Thimerosal-free vaccines were available for infants. Talking with doctors is not just a tagline for cheesy medication commercials.
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Around 2007 a nationwide Anti-Vaccine campaign begun. It is composed of a variety of people ranging from former doctors, conspiracy theorist, and some celebrities. This campaign has taken over and is hurting many of our children and the future of America. The people who are leading this campaign have very little medical background or training, except for a few former doctors. These people believe that people lived through these childhood diseases years ago and that it will not cause an epidemic, but what they are failing to realize is the difference in life expectancy.
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To begin with the question of rationalism versus empiricism, it is important to understand, first, what it is that rationalists argue. This school of thought infers that all knowledge comes from within, an innate source that arrives with us at birth. Rationalists "suggest that only the truths we arrive at through our minds alone can count as knowledge". (White & Rauhut, pg.64) They argue that the conclusions that we arrive at through our senses are not adequate enough to count as legitimate knowledge. Instead, this school of thought maintains that because the world that we experience through our sense is in a state of constant change it can, therefore, not be relied upon in deriving distinct and reliable truths, also known as absolute truths.
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