This group also claims that vaccines do not, and never will, prevent disease. While vaccines do not completely prevent disease, they are as close as possible. There were 12.5 million cases of rubella in the 1960’s, but only 9 cases in 2004. The reason for this astounding decrease was the rubella vaccine. In 1979, Polio was declared eliminated in the United States, all thanks to its vaccine.
In the United States, hospitals and organizations find ways to help prevent events that should rarely or never occur, often called Never Events. The list of Never Events is made in order to provide hospitals with incentives to make sure the occurrences of them are reduced. As Mrs. Friend states, “If revenue decreases in our health care facilities because of “Never events” this could impact nursing in many ways. The rate of pay, staff to patient ration, availability of modern medical equipment, and our health insurance premiums will all be affected” (Friend, 2009, p. 5).
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.
Thus, the Cambridge Quarterly reports that 12 of the 26 hospitals surveyed prohibit treating people diagnosed with permanent unconsciousness (other than comfort care) based on these patients' supposed inability to know they are being treated. Never mind that several medical studies demonstrate that this condition is often wrongly diagnosed (40 percent misdiagnosis according to one British report). And never mind that such patients sometimes awaken unexpectedly, as recent headlines attest. What is most disturbing is that these policies, if enforced, would prevent profoundly brain-damaged and dementia patients from receiving tube-supplied food and water because such care is considered medical treatment.
Diphtheria, a cause of premature death in children, has been virtually eliminated from America for ten years, but people fail to analyze the cause of this success.Vaccines are attributed to the disappearance of Diphtheria and many other diseases. Vaccinations not only save lives, reduce pain, suffering and disability; they save money. When an unvaccinated child becomes sick, they are rushed to the Emergency Department where doctors are required to run a slew of tests; urine, blood, chest x-ray and the most extreme, a lumbar puncture. These medical procedures turn into piles of bills is not usually considered when choosing not to vaccinate. Some vaccine-preventable diseases can result in lifel... ... middle of paper ... ...etracted.
With little governance, organizations can violate HIPAA regulations. The Hospice of North Idaho (HONI), which is a not-for-profit, end-of-life-care facility, breached HIPAA standards when they did not evaluate the potential risks of transmitting electronic protected health information (ePHI) while using portable devices. These actions resulted in a $50,000 fine, coupled with a two-year probation period (Lynn, 2013). According to The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security, the health information of nearly 18 million people has been breached electronically from 2010-2012 (Kam, 2012). Such events cause the general public to question the privacy of EHRs, and because of these concerns, wary patients are less likely to disclose necessary health information.
The modern world, especially the United States, knows nothing of the horrible diseases vaccines immunize us against. S. Jay Olshanksy’s study found that vaccines have caused 4.5 billion virus cases to be averted and an additional 10.3 million lives to be saved since vaccines became commonplace in 1962. Vaccines may soon even be able to prevent ear infections (Hitti). Vaccinations are a topic for debate, especially among parents, but they shouldn’t
Study: No Thimerosal Vaccine-Autism Link - CBS News. Retrieved November 20, 2013. Hviid, A., Stellfield, M., Wohlfahrt, J., & Melbye, M. (2003, October 1). Association Between Thimerosal-Containing Vaccine and Autism. The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Over twenty thousand people died in New York City alone, and the only country not affected, Australia, possesses strict quarantine regulations (Is another influenza pandemic coming soon?, 1997). The epidemic passed th... ... middle of paper ... ... air and into the lungs of innocent people, and it is coming back. Scientists are working to find a cure, and are on the verge of a breakthrough, however they hope it will come in time. The world is not ready for another epidemic with the death rates of 1918. If it occurs before a vaccine is produced, human population will cease to exist.
There are also accounts of Merck employees emailing each other about the unfortunate data, and Merck writing sections of publications for which it was not listed as an author. Lenzer, J., (2004 November 27) FDA is incapable of protecting the US "against another Vioxx" BMJ, 329(7477). Retrieved November 11, 2013 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC534432/ In this article the author details events in medical history, namely drugs that reached market, that caused deaths on a large scale. Each of these events resulted in major changes in the landscape of drugs that reach market to prevent similar events from happening again. The author then details why Vioxx was in fact the worst medical tragedy in US history and how we have done absolutely nothing to change or prevent VIoxx from happening again.