Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Whooping Cough, and Chicken Pox. The first thing that comes to mind when hearing these words is childhood vaccinations. The second thing that comes to mind are the current issues posted in news articles and journals of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children. Whether this be due to their own personal judgement or something they have read either by a valid article or heard by word of mouth, it is a tug of war argument of safe vs. unsafe. Unfortunately, there are also articles and personal testimonies of the repercussions of being a part of the anti-vaccine movement.
The theory stated in some scientific groups, is that vaccines are not only harmful but also useless. In matter of health issues, science is the only honest filter we can use, looking at the critical dilemma on vaccinations, in order to prove that indiscriminate vaccine immunizations are dangerous, causing chronic injuries, lifetime disabilities and often death. There is a media informational war about immunizations. On one front "the crusaders against the vaccines", mainly people who had loved ones ruined by vaccine complications. Some of these become extremists, and in the name of an alleged crisis of scientific paradigms, look to the solution being ”A non-pharmacological medicine“.
Based on the knowledge that I know now; Wakefield article is not accurate. There were many signs that pointed to this research being wrong. Some things discussed in “Vaccine War” were that all of the children studies in his research were referred to him by an attorney that was working on a case against the manufacturers of the MMR vaccine. Another major issue with Wakefield’s findings is that they are not able to be reproduced. A large part of research being credible is its ability to be reproduced in another study, and without that, the finding that he found are not sound.
This story is just one example of the growing fear and opposition from parents towards vaccines. Likewise, the verdict reached by the courts resulted in an outcry from promoters of vaccines as they fear the negative effects this decision could have on public health. On the one hand, it is argued that the state should be allowed to enforce mandatory vaccinations as this is in our children’s best interest. On the other side of the debate, parents should have a right to decide what is injected into their child’s body, especially when the substance could cause permanent harm or death. Strong arguments have been presented to support both sides, and some of these arguments will be examined in detail.
Cervical cancer is met with a vaccine with both pros and cons to suppress and annihilate it indefinitely. Although both Mike Adams and Arthur Allen inform the audience of the HPV vaccine, Adams vigorously argues, without evidence, that the vaccine is dangerous to humans while Allen is more sedate and discusses opposing sides to the vaccine. The HPV vaccine has its pros and cons to people that it has created debates to come down to the conclusion of a better solution for the drug companies and the people forcing to receive it. Though the HPV vaccine promises to cure cervical cancer, it has received its fair share of criticism. 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”.
These intrusive Christians decided that aides infested countries were not pure enough and to get through the pearly gates they would need to virtually sacrifice themselves by being exposed to the deadly virus. I, as with many other pro-choice supporters, believe that abortion is not a good thing, just the lesser of two evils.
In his essay, Kass takes a standing ground against research that uses living in vitro human embryos, by arguing that the research practices undermine “the... ... middle of paper ... ...ices are harmful because they lure and misguide us so well. We need to set up the public policy on such a sensitive issue like embryonic research, and the bioethicists are people we hope to rely on. But since they still use ill logics to battle against each other to establish their concrete standing ground, we have to be more cautious to rely on them. As important as moral standard discussing in embryonic research issue is the logical standard. Logical fallacies might make the essay look more attractive, but after being scrutinized, the presence of logical fallacies degrades value of essay itself.
Vaccines provide unnecessary exposure to toxins which may be linked to developmental delays. Also some of the side effects and complications associated with various vaccines are proving to be more detrimental than the disease processes they are designed to fight against. Many parents are weighing the cost vs. benefits of vaccinations, and deciding that it isn't worth the risk. The public is becoming increasingly aware of the potential for vaccination to cause reactions that range from swelling and pain at the injection site to life threatening anaphylactic shock, to brain and immune system injuries resulting in lifelong disabilities. " Since the illnesses that vaccines combat are no longer major killers in the United States, far greater attention is paid instead to the risks that immunizations present."
The individual’s rights would be breached if they are refused jobs, benefits in terms of welfare or places in schools as it is a form of discrimination. A common belief many people have is that vaccinations are linked to autism. Research has discovered that several vaccines do in fact, contain harmful ingredients. Thimerosal (thiomersal) is a mercury compound used to preserve vaccines and prevent contamination of multi-dose of vaccines. Mercury causes neurological damage which raises concerns amongst the people, especially parents.