Too much time and too much money produced too few results. In a case study, VaxGen, a Californian company worked to produce AIDSVAX, a vaccine that would insert gp120 proteins, which are found on the surface of the virus, and activate the immune system to respond to and attack the proteins. Through Phase... ... middle of paper ... ...ense amount of studying and emphasis placed before any macro experimentation is performed. When the Phase III trials begin, there will be little room for skewed ethics because it will be such a solid vaccination to be tested. There have been situations in the study of HIV/AIDS that have been questioned as far as being ethical.
Despite mounting evidence scientists have gathered to support their position that organisms past and present are linked through the mechanisms of evolution, one must simply look around to see the process in action. In recent years, the strides scientists have made in the theory of evolution have revealed discoveries that benefit us, but may harm us as well. Beneficial discoveries give us greater knowledge of our origins of life, but some lead to a truth that can lead to death and destruction because organisms that threaten our health receive evolutionary advantages. This threat takes form in antibiotic resistance of infectious diseases. In only the past few decades, antibiotics were hailed as the end to all suffering; a drug that could combat any ailment that plagued an individual.
It touches on the need for speed in identifying certain side effects so that their correlation to the administration of the vaccine can be ... ... middle of paper ... ...weigh the risks. But as disease recede from the public’s memory, the population’s tolerance for side effects with drop even further” (Kwok, 2011). This statement could not be made any better. Our generation has never had to look diseases like smallpox and polio in the face. Prevention of these diseases should be allowed to persist through the act of vaccination and this practice should begin in infancy.
Do we know what is being added to vaccines and are they safe? These are just a couple of questions that should be considered before vaccinating yourself or your children. Vaccines contain a whole or part of a given antigen that may either be weakened or dead. Once you have been injected with a given vaccine, your body begins to develop antibodies against that pathogen, creating temporary immunization towards that specific disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2013). This may seem like a logical way to defend our health, but by doing this we are bypassing natural IgA immunity, our first –line defense against harmful pathogens.
The media could have avoided publishing the poor-researched study and concentrate on publishing scientific evidences to create awareness to the public. The medical professionals indulged in eliminating the damage that was committed by the media by publishing scientifically based researches on the safety of the vaccines to restore confidence to the public.
A world without disease seems like nothing but a dream or an unanswered prayer. We have started making strides toward public health, but we will not be successful until we have eradicated all diseases. I would challenge anti-vaccine advocates to look past their blogs and seek advice and evidence from scientific studies and medical professionals. Understanding the effects of making this personal decision has effects that influence communities and nations.
Adams argues that “ The vaccine is absolutely worthless as a medical treatment” and “ the so-called ‘science’ supporting the vaccine as the only prevention for cervical cancer is an outright fraud”. He explains that the people receiving the vaccine are being fooled by people working in the medical field that say the vaccine is by no means dangerous and persuades the audience that this is all a scam. One way to get his point across, Adams states that the vaccine has harmful substances and will cause harm, especially to young women. In Adams’ opinion cervical cancer can be dispersed from the human body permanently by multiple ways like receiving “adequate sunlight exposure and vitamin D consumption” along with other various methods. His belief also suggests that the drug companies and anyone who is affiliated with mandating the vaccine is corrupt and only care about money.
The anti-vaccination movement was started based on falsified data and continues only because of a lack of knowledge and proper education of the general public. To fully understand the reasoning, however fraudulent, behind the anti-vaccination movement, one must first know what a vaccine is and how it works. A typical vaccine works by introducing a small, weakened version of the target virus into the system of the vaccine receiver. The receiver then fights off the inferior version, preparing the white blood cells for future attacks. In theory, this creates an immunity to the target virus.
(www.newsmax.shtml) The Committtee to Protect Medical Freedom warned that the vaccine would infact put more people at risk of contracting the deadly disease. AIDS is not like polio or smallpox, which can occur randomly without any warning; the public already knows how to avoid this disease. Coverage of ‘promising’ vaccines is extremely misleading, and those being tested so far appear harmful and dangerous. (newsmax.com) Even with the disparencies surrounding these vaccines, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases is sponsoring an HIV vaccine test on babies born to HIV-infected mothers. The program has admitted that a small percentage of their trial applicants have indeed become infected, but now have access to the best medical care available.
Also once a vaccine model is developed; it’s easier for similar organisms to adapt (Anonymous, 2005). DNA vaccines only contain DNA and no infectious agents; therefore the vaccinations avoid the danger of reinf... ... middle of paper ... ... cellular reactions and affect the immunity (Anonymous, 2012). DNA vaccines have been being researched for the past 20 years, and it has evolved quickly through clinical trials (Anonymous, 2012). DNA vaccines to control diseases in humans will be an outbreak, and scientists are starting to understand how they can make it work and control diseases in humans (Anonymous, 2013). These vaccines have many advantages and not a lot of downfalls, so if they work it will be very important (Anonymous, 2013).