They fear that vaccinations will cause severe and permanent damage in the natural immune system. They also think that the immune system is never allowed to grow if they become too reliant on the medicine. A heath website has an article called, Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them that states, “Vaccines are generally quite safe. The protection provided by vaccines far outweighs the very small risk of serious problems. Vaccines have made many serious childhood diseases rare today” (Editorial Staff).
At that point it becomes too dangerous to only depend on natural immunity. The purpose of vaccines are to “trick” the body into developing antibodies that are able to fight diseases and protect a person before they become sick or show signs of the disease. (“Understanding How Vaccines Work”.) The controversy regarding vaccinations originally sprung because of a discove... ... middle of paper ... ... common as 1/150. Some say that this is not a coincidence because immune disorders are often brought on by environmental factors.
There is still room for improvement. However normal this part of our lives seems, there are still many questions scientists have about the independent context in which they work and how to perfect vaccinations so that they are one hundred percent effective. In the 2011 May edition of the Scientific American Journal, Alan Aderem discussed the results of the devastating failure of the attempt to eradicate the HIV virus. Not all diseases can be prevented and it is not yet known why. He goes on to explore what the necessary information researchers would have to discover to perfect vaccinations such as learning what immunological responses work together to protect us from diseases.
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.
It was isolated to Philadelphia yet affected all of America due to the governmental changes the epidemic forced. It was tragic that nearly 5,000 people lost their lives but the creation of an organized medical society, board of health and advances in medicine that came out of the epidemic saved(and continue to save) a countless number of lives. Though the African American community was attacked after the epidemic for their “barbarity”, they defended themselves, as a community, for the first time and their actions will always be remembered as the shining moments in white man’s darkest days. The epidemic may have ceased in the winter of 1793 but all these effects can still be seen today. Finally “the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 can be considered a crucial part of the history of human strength and fortitude during unbelievably difficult times” (Gum 6).
This paper is designed to inform you of the history, the facts, and the precautions needed to prevent a bioterrorist attack. In 1970, The World Health Organization estimated that 50 kg, or 110 lb, of Y. pestis sprayed over a city would infect 150,000 individuals and kill about 40,000 (Grey, p.218). Throughout history, there have been plague epidemics that have killed thousands of people. From the Athenian plague starting in 430 B.C. to the famous Black Death in 1346, people from all over the world have been caught in chaos with insufficient treatments and no reliable way of preventing this horrible disease from spreading.
It is not a matter of whether or not the disease is eliminated, but rather the fact that evidence shows vaccinations are effective. The viruses and disease still exist, “but now babies and children are protected by these vaccinations so we do not see the diseases in the lab anymore,” ("Why Are Childhood Vaccines So Important?"). Those in favor of mandatory vaccinations are not only wanting to avoid contracting a disease, but also aid in the prevention of the disease spreading to other individuals. Immunization laws have an incredible impact on vaccine-preventable disease in the United States. It is known that individuals who go unvaccinated
Influenza and pneumonia was the main cause of death in the 1900’s which is still present today. Many diseases spread fast and shocked the United States. Scientists and doctors came together to form vaccination shots. Many vaccination shots were introduced to prevent horrifying and transmitting diseases that started being identified in the 1990’s. Vaccination shots were created to help prevent diseases with babies and future diseases with adults.
It provides a discussion on how the false vaccine risks can make it difficult for the scientific community to evaluate actual risks. It mentions that vaccine manufactures are “victims of their own success” (Kwok, 2011) largely due to how safe vaccines have become. It does this by discussing the low risk rates for contracting the disease the vaccine is attempting to prevent and how few cases of contraction of disease cause public outcry. The article also discusses other potential side effects to vaccinations and the frequency of these side effects. 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.
Disease prevention is the key to a healthy community. Vaccines are one of modern medicine’s greatest achievements. Most of the childhood disease that were once common are now increasingly rare. The once feared and deadly disease, smallpox, is now eradicated thanks to vaccines (“Disease Eradication”). The modern world, especially the United States, knows nothing of the horrible diseases vaccines immunize us against.