Against Vaccines

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Each year many Americans die from just the seasonal flu, not to mention the other diseases that are apparent. This is why the U.S. suggests that the people vaccinate themselves against these harmful sicknesses. Vaccinations are something that most people are aware of. At some point we have had these vaccinations or have at least heard about them. Vaccines are weak or sometimes lifeless bacteria that is injected into the human body to make people build up an immunity to the disease. In earlier years children were highly susceptible to picking up a disease and dying, this is why vaccinations have become one of the greatest medical achievements of civilization. There is nothing more devastating than a life that has been ended, especially one …show more content…
On the other hand, viruses are much smaller in size than bacteria and cannot live outside of the human body. Bacteria already contains the genetic material that they need to replicate, whereas viruses have to occupy healthy cells to replicate. Under normal circumstances antibiotics have the ability to kill bacteria or stop them from growing. In some cases, there is antibiotic resistance which happens when bacteria adapt in a way that no antibiotic can stop them from growing. "These 'resistant ' bacteria survive and multiply-causing more harm, such as a longer or more severe illness, more doctor visits, and the need for treatments with a more expensive and more powerful antibiotic: (Philadelphia). If an individual is to get vaccinated the chance of this happening is significantly …show more content…
Some parents tend to link vaccinations with conditions like autism. This theory has been proven wrong by many studies. "Eighteen major scientific studies that have failed to show a link between vaccines and autism received federal backing recently with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ' ruling that the measles- mumps-rubella vaccine, given in combination with thimerosal-containing vaccines, does not cause autism"(Federal). In fact, many stars support and share this idea misinforming Americans that support them. On Autism Awareness day, businessman Donald Trump was misinforming many of his supporters. Even after 70 years, scientists themselves are still uncertain of the cause or what causes autism. There are several factors that certainly play into the disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identify several risk factors for autism spectrum disorders: children born to older parents; some premature or low-birth-weight babies; and exposure during pregnancy to some drugs, including thalidomide and valproic acid. Another possible risk factor: maternal exposure early in pregnancy to the disease rubella (which can be

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