.). Andrew Wakefield's research was the starting point of the conspiracy theory that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations cause Autism. Furthermore, it made people, especially parents of autistic kids, question and lose trust in vaccinations. Without Wakefield's research people, might not question vaccinations as much as they do today. Eventually, Wakefield’s research, in 2004 had problems spring up with it.
Further downsides to receiving exemptions are that parents may have a hard time getting their child into certain schools, and pediatricians have been known to deny care to an unvaccinated child (Null and Feldman). One argument in support of vaccines is that once received, the child’s immune system is strengthened, and the next time the child comes into contact with that particular disease he/she will be able to fight against it. However, studies have shown that disease outbreaks still occur in fully vaccinated areas. Dr. William Atkinson, an epidemiologist for the CDC, when examining a large measles outbreak, admi... ... middle of paper ... ...e this potentially risky decision after weighing the pros and cons. Parents, not the state, are the ones who will have to live with the consequences of this decision.
It’s ingrained in us to have our own opinions. What would you do when coming talking to another parent that didn’t believe in vaccination? Would you warn them of the harm of what they are doing to their children? What about the harm of your society? Even if your child is vaccinated, could you... ... middle of paper ... ...’t aware of an issue of unvaccinated children into the mix, leading to people believing that vaccines may cause autism.
Doctors and scientist have other ideas about these vaccines. They believe just the opposite of these parents, that it is better for you to get the vaccine with the possibility of a side effect than to get the actual disease. The other issue parents have are if their child is allergic to an ingredient in the vaccine. The only thing a baby is eating the first six to nine months is their mother’s milk or formula, you do not know if your child could be allergic to anything
Without vaccines, there would be many little children running around sick. Diseases can be very painful and sometimes deadly, this is why children get vaccinated, so they do not have to worry about catching a disease and dealing with the symptoms. Some parents prefer not to vaccinate their child, because they are misinformed on the vaccines or see bad things on social media about it. The truth is they are just putting their child in danger by not getting them vaccinated. An instance that was recorded by the National Network for Immunization stated that, “A couple in Tennessee, confused about vaccines safety because of what they read on the internet, decided to delay their daughter’s vaccinations.
Wakefield was found doing unnecessary painful procedures on children, and in 2010 was banned from practicing medicine. Unfortunately, this study did a lot more harm than good. This study put a lot of fear in parents and they refused to vaccinate their children because of this. Physicians now warn parent’s that refusing to vaccinate your child is not a risk-free choice and in some cases may even have deadly consequences. Looking at the media and its affect on vaccination the article, “Media Coverage of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autism... ... middle of paper ... ...tect their child’s health not, to harm them.
When attempting to understand how the anti-vax mindset works, I cannot fathom how some people are terrified of the possibility of vaccines causing autism [which they don’t according to numerous scientific studies, and the CDC (“Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism”)], concluding that they are okay with a crippled or dead child instead. A current topic up for debate is in regards to whether or not vaccines should be mandatory. According to Phoebe Day Danziger and Rebekah Diamond, authors of the article “The Vaccination Double Standard,” and medical residents training to be physicians in the neonatal unit of the hospital they work at in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the only way to get past the massive amount of parents rejecting science is to make it absolutely mandatory for children to be vaccinated. In their article, they describe what it is like to see poor, single parents face investigation from Child Protective Services because they work two jobs and live several hours away from the hospital while taking care of two other children, thus not being able to visit their premature newborn at all hours of the day, yet the parents who neglect to vaccinate their infants and toddlers walk away
Some say that this is not a coincidence because immune disorders are often brought on by environmental factors. When many people think of the vaccine controversy, they think of autism. Studies have shown Autism being caused by chemical toxins and have brain, immune, and intestinal repercussions. Children were not developing these symptoms until after vaccines had been given to them. Autism and mercury poisoning have almost identical symptoms, pointing towards Thermisol being a contributing factor to the jumps in Autism.
Why the vaccine refusals reject to get vaccine to their children? How do the medical care workers correspond to reduce the vaccine refusals? Researching my claim that parents should not be allowed to refuse vaccination because vaccinating prevents the spread of infectious diseases has given me a better understanding of the cause of the vaccine refusals. I hope this research paper will be useful when I became a medical
The article argues that the procedure for designer babies can be used to prevent disease or pick a child attribute such eye color or intelligence. The audience would be anyone who is concerned about designer babies, especially to those who are against it. The article provides examples from the researches at the university of Washington and bioethicist. The article emphasis on the ethical grounds concerning designer babies. It shows why we should not engineering babies.