Risks with immunization

CDC information by Jamie Reynolds
Issue: Should children be subject to multiple Immunizations throughout their life?
Context:
Immunization is a subject that evokes very strong opinions and usually stirs up heated debate to their safety, reliability and benefits. The main question parents today have is to whether or not to give immunizations and if so, when and which vaccines. Consequently, who will this effect? Doctors, parents or ultimately could this change the outcome of a child’s development. This paper will explore the opinions of both sides of this debate. We notice that for many beliefs much evidence supports the assertion that taking an aspirin everyday will reduces the risk of heart attack, although some other evidence disputes it. This is as if immunization researchers have enough evidence to support the accusations of Autism vs. vaccines. The Government, Medicine, and Education are working together to control and prevent disease across the country. Are immunizations that we are giving out children poison? Certainly, mercury is not good for you, but at the amount that is present in the vaccines, there’s no indication that they are harmful. Are they? Do children really have to be subject to 15-20 different vaccines?
Position:

A: Yes, Children should be subjected to multiple immunizations throughout their life.
1. Natural immunity, artificial stimulation of the body’s defense against disease.
2.
Building resistance to allergies.
3. Disease is becoming rare in America because of Immunization of children, but that does not mean that they are gone. Thousands of people every year die soon after being infected with Hep B virus.
4. Some disease is so prevalent in this country that a decision not to give a vaccine is a decision to risk that disease like Whooping cough (pertusis). Which is very serious disease and can cause hospitalization or death?
5. What are the risks of children that do not get immunization? What risks are they causing to others?

B: No, children should not be subject to immunization. We are eliminating disease, so why do we need them.
1. Research has found preservatives in vaccines that may potentially causing neurological disease.
2. Unnecessary injections with no result of immunity.
3. Safety of these children when it comes to side effects like pain, redness, or tenderness at injection site. Some vaccines cause even more severe side effects like a lot of uncontrollable crying and high fever.
4. Are drug companies just in it for the money?
Analysis of Position:
In the real world of life, we are faced to make choices everyday that could ultimately change our life for good. Emotional involvement should not be the primary basis for accepting or rejecting a position. We as adults need to look at the big picture first. Take in the evidence and clearly sit back and evaluate the situation.
Position A: 1: Strong: Natural immunity arterially stimulates defense against immunity.
Each child is born with a full immune system made up of cells, glands, organs, and fluids that are located throughout the body to fight off bacteria and viruses. The immune system recognizes potential germs or invaders and produces antibodies to fight against them. Many antibodies disappear once they have fought off the invader, but the protection remains because of their “memory cells” remembering the original antigen and begins to defend itself when it is introduced again with the same antigen even after many years have gone by. Much reasoning is long and not very well organizes. Sometimes a set of reasons will support one conclusion, and that conclusion will function as the main reason for another conclusion.
Position A: 2: Weak: Building resistance to allergies that are triggered by no immunizations. Researchers believe that even though we are born with immunity, being vaccinated not only helps protect you from life threatening diseases. It also builds your immunity to other allergies like flowers, hay fever, weeds, pollen, colds, viruses and bacterial infections. “This openness is important because many of our opinions on issues are not especially responsible ones; they’re opinions given to us by others, and over many years we develop emotional attachments to them. Furthermore, researchers agree if you build your immunity, you have a stronger chance to fight off these allergies with a strong immune system.
Position A: 3: Strong: It‘s true some diseases like polio and diphtheria are becoming very rare in the us. Indeed, they are becoming rare because are vaccinating against them. So is it still really worth vaccinating? “It’s much like bailing out a boat with a slow leak. When we started bailing, the boat was filled with water but, we have been bailing fast and hard and now, it is almost dry. We could say “good” the boat is dry now, so we can relax and throw away the bucket. However, the leak has not stopped. Before long we’d notice a little water seeping in, and soon it might be back up to the same level as when we started.”(CDC. Gov, Dr. Stanly Johnson, 2007, p.6) so nevertheless if we stop immunizations, but never find the cure these diseases with come back. We value “important people” as well as someone’s status (higher authority).
Position A: 4: Weak: Some disease are so prevalent in this country like whooping cough (pertusis) not giving immunization is a decision to risk possible hospitalization or even death. Do we risk the chance that parent knows best over the doctor’s when it comes to a child’s health. Do people agree that parents have the right and the final say when it comes to the health of a child? “Usually objects, experience and actions are desired because of the ideas we value. For example, we may choose to do things that provide us with contacts with important people. We value important people as well as someone’s status
Position A: 5: Strong: What are the risks to children that do not get immunization? What risks do they cause to others? A recent survey published in November 2000 , Bruce G. Gellin, M.D, executive director of the National Network for Immunization Information, surveyed 1,600 parents of young children around the United States. Approximately 87 percent of those interviewed believed receiving proper vaccinations was extremely important to the health of their children. The risks of not being immunized are serious. Not only can a child who is not vaccinated contract a dangerous or deadly disease, but also he or she could spread it to others in the community who cannot become protected from certain diseases because of health conditions. In most states, vaccines are required for entry into school or childcare centers. However, there are cases in which a child may be able to go to school without having a particular vaccine. “In these cases, the parent must exercise an "exemption," which is a legal option to forego a vaccine.
Different states have different laws regarding exemptions (see "School Entry Requirements" above). There are three kinds of exemptions: Medical exemptions, Religious exemptions, Philosophical exemptions. (Children’s Hospital, Bruce G. Gellin, M.D, 2008)
Position B: 1: Strong: Researchers have found preservatives in vaccines potentially causing neurological diseases, so we should not use them. This statement is a good representative of rival causes. A cause is a plausible alternative explanation that can
Explain why a certain outcome occurred.
Position B: 2:
Weak: Unnecessary injections with no result of immunity. The most important factor in a fully effective immune response is general good health characterized by a clean bloodstream coupled with a nutrient-rich diet. Immunity to pathogens is dependent upon a complex response of the body’s cells, which may—or may not —include the production of antibodies
Position B: 3: Weak: Safety of these children when it comes to side effects like pain, redness, or tenderness at injection site. We consider most of these injections to have been unnecessary. Three girls were paralyzed by aggravation poliomyelitis after unnecessary injections. Adults approved of injections although they did not know what was injected
Look for common value conflicts, such as individual responsibility versus community responsibility.
Position B: 4: Strong: Are drug companies just in it for the money and not the health of our children? Drug companies are in business, first, to make money. They often spend millions of dollars marketing unneeded or even dangerous drugs. This is a good topic about assumption. They are beliefs about the way the world is; prescriptive or value assumptions, you remember, are beliefs about how the world should or shouldn’t be.
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