During the last years vaccines have been a really big doubt in our society. According to the Dr. Mercola who works for the Institute of Medicine (IOM), “vaccines are not free from side effects”. How would you feel if you realize that the medicine you are taking to escape from a disease might actually affect you the same way as the diseases do? This is exactly what is happening with the use of vaccines in society nowadays.
The CDC didn’t report any deaths because of polio, or chicken pox, in United States, between 2003 and 2007. There are less than 51 cases and 10 deaths per year from tetanus. Polio has been eradicated in the United States since 1979. There have been fewer than 21 deaths from rubella per year since 1971 and fewer than 25 deaths per year from mumps since 1968. This shows that actually it is not always necessary to get vaccines because the most dangerous diseases that we are worried about do not exist anymore, or that the risk of getting them it is actually pretty low.
Another reason why vaccines can be not only, but also very risky leading to side unknown side effects. According to procon.org, vaccines can contain harmful ingredients, which eventually can lead to serious consequences. Some physicians believe that these ingredients such as mercurium, or aluminum are found in vaccines to eliminate chickenpox in children, or flu. The truth is that we are lucky that some children do not take the vaccine against smallpox because the disease no longer exists, for instance there is no necessity to make children take vaccines which can lead to other unknown diseases.
It is true that there is a concern present. The article Straight Talk about Vaccines explains how people are scared of letting their kids take vaccines. The reality is that vaccines can be dangerous, but it also prevents some diseases. Even though it can have some side effects, it is either the option of life risking, opting for a vaccine, or dying. The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention recorded that some parents did not want their children to get the vaccines, and the situation ended with those children getting serious diseases.
Finally, as a conclusion we can say that vaccines are still a big doubt in our society. People still don’t know what exacts effects can produce or what diseases can eliminate, but the truth is people are the ones who will decide if they want to take an unknown “medication” or research for a safer alternative which won’t have such as much side effects as vaccines do.
- Do you think we will find an alternative way to combat diseases?
- What is your opinion about vaccines nowadays?
- Would you use the vaccine method to combat a disease even when you do not know how your body is going to react?