Parents today have no concept to how devastating and ruthless these deseases once were. Parents currently lack the knowledge and experience of what our past generations suffered through. If all the vaccines available now were accessible in the past, parents would have demanded any vaccine that was offered. The first vaccine was created for the deadly virus knows as smallpox. Since that time many other vaccines have been produced to rid the world of other cruel and fatal illnesse... ... middle of paper ... ... them from death or a lifetime of illness and for the parent a lifetime full of regret.
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.
In recent years, America has seen the reemergence of diseases that were proven to be preventable due to modern medicine and vaccines. These diseases that were once nearly eradicated are reemerging mainly because of the recent trend to not vaccinating children. The support behind this trend is that vaccines cause more harm than good, and lead to other diseases such as Autism. These ideals however have no factual evidence to support them as no scientific body has been able to find A connection with vaccines and Autism. While not vaccinating a child could lead them to getting horrible disease a non-vaccinated child also puts those around them at risk.
Imagine two children; one who has been completely vaccinated, and the other has never been vaccinated. Both children fall ill from the same virus, but the child who had been vaccinated fully recovers, while the child who was not passes away due to complications. That child’s life could have been saved if the child received the proper vaccinations. Ever since the invention of the Smallpox vaccine more than two centuries ago, there has been an abundance of controversy over the morality, ethics, effectiveness, and safety of vaccinations and immunizations. It has recently been argued whether laws should be introduced that render some or all vaccines mandatory for all children.
Parents are fueled by fears that vaccines are not safe and are guided to opt out of the vaccination schedule based on misinformation. Regardless of the wrong information spread among parents, parents should not refrain from vaccinating their children because vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect against diseases. Opponents of immunization from vaccines date back to the making of the vaccine itself; however these early opponents used religious beliefs to drive their point. When smallpox was an epidemic in the 1700s, it was discovered that the cowpox disease could create immunity to smallpox. However gruesome smallpox was, though, opponents there still were.
Around America, there has been a resurgence of preventable disease which is mostly due to the lack of vaccinations. Americans are inundated with pseudoscience, outdated information, or propagated internet myths that instill fear of vaccines. All too often, people believe that what they read on the internet is the absolute the truth without considering the lack of credibility. Parents hastily jump to a conclusion without acknowledging the repercussion they are choosing for their child and loved ones; unnecessary disease, unforeseen medical costs, and threatening communities. Modern medicine has gifted Americans with vaccinations, but has lead us to be unable to comprehend the economic and social impact of disease.
Are vaccines necessary ? Vaccines were created in 1798; now, there are numerous vaccines that protect us against diseases. Yet, a growing number of parents are deciding to not vaccinate their children for various reasons, such as Autism. As a result, immensely transmittable diseases are becoming more likely to spread; this causes everyone to become the victim. Although some say that vaccines can cause autism, parents need to vaccinate their children, because immunizations save lives, the vaccine-preventable diseases are highly dangerous, and vaccines are safe and reliable to use.
In 2008, the United States had the biggest measles Gilbert 2 outbreak there had been in 10 years, and the reason behind this was unvaccinated children. These children could have been protected against this disease had they been vaccinated. The parents of these children failed to protect their children against unnecessary harm, and purposely exposed them to the harm of this disease, therefore; it was child neglect. Vaccination rates are dropping, and because of that, children are dying from childhood diseases that are vaccine-preventable. Choosing not to vaccinate is failing to provide your child with the means for their physical well being.
Parents feel that they are under funded and therefore lack proper experimentation and use the cost of getting children vaccinated to benefit for themselves rather then pay for better testing. The parents now think that they are protecting the child from autism and would rather a virus that is far less harmful and debilitating and they also believe that they are not putting money into a corporation that is simply making their children develop autism and is benefitting financial from all the vaccines being