Vaccine War Essay

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The War on Vaccines The “Vaccine War” produced by PBS, enriched my views on vaccination and it’s benefits, because i didn 't know the power of herd immunity before the documentary. Before, I believed that vaccinations should be up to an individual and they should do as they want. Now, I think that vaccination should be required, due to the high potential risk of turning it down as compared to the risks of adverse reaction due to the vaccines.In regards to the connections between autism and vaccination.Results should be studied in more detail, and delivered to the public through the work of mass media. Documentaries such as the “Vaccine War” can be used as a way of delivering conclusion made by science to the public. Although the documentary …show more content…
On the other hand, you have anti vaccine supporters, most of which are parents that don 't believe that vaccines are safe. Jenny McCarthy states in her interview with Time Magazine, “The reason why [parents] are not vaccinating is because the vaccines are not safe. Make a better product and then parents will vaccinate”(Jenny McCarthy). McCarthy points out that her movement isn 't about steering parents away from the idea of vaccination, but to steer companies into making a safer vaccine. She believes the ingredients found in the vaccines, and the amount children are exposed to are what caused her son to develop autism. McCarthy spreads the ideas that the mercury and other “harmful” ingredients found in the shots aren’t safe for growing children and urges vaccine producers to make them safer.She emphasizes the idea that mercury and aluminum play a big role in the risks of vaccination. The writer states to McCarthy “ Most people who blame autism on vaccines point to the mercury in the shots, yet mercury has been removed from …show more content…
Individual states for the most part differ in the level of religious beliefs necessary to get a religious exemption. In the article Mandatory Vaccination: Why we still got to get folks to take their shots, the writer Ben Balding states, “These exemptions reflect the sometimes uneasy balance between required vaccination programs and First Amendment Free Exercise rights, even though the Supreme Court has validated the right of states to order vaccination without providing for such” (Ben Balding). Balding is correct on this claim because there is always going to be a problem with people stating they want them excepted for “religious” reasons, and the people that really do need them for what they believe. Some religious laws have encouraged challenges on the establishment by claiming they favor organized or recognized religions over the honestly held religious views of others.Balding claims “These challenges, if to be successful, would lead to the invalidation of many religious laws”(Balding). He believes rather than decreasing the number of religious exemptors, this may actually lead to more religious exemptors. Mixing the current political atmosphere, along with the experience of a few states already , hints that governments may respond to invalidation of religious laws that require loyalty to an organized religion by drafting more general and wide

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