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To vaccinate or not? and why?! Let's have a good debate, people (with up to date references)?

To vaccinate or not? and why?! Let's have a good debate, people (with up to date references)? Topic: Bash case statements
May 26, 2019 / By Irmgard
Question: I'm trying to decide whether or not to continue with vaccinating my 5 month old son. He had his first set, but after doing my research I am not so sure I should continue on with the other sets. I know there are many out there who strongly believe that vaccines are connected with autism (as well as other defects and sicknesses), and many who strongly repute that statement. After days and days of researching I am still on the fence about whether or not to do it. I need some help. Please include references (CURRENT ONLY...nothing before 2001 unless it is to show the rise and fall throughout the years of certain things) and make sure they are from credible sources as well. I'd be curious to see anyone knowing of graphs and charts of statistics on the fluctuation of cases of these diseases long before immunizations were created up to the present (cases of people with the diseases who were infected, lived, died, how many cases of each, etc). I am also curious to see the mathematics of what the chances are that my child could get measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, and everything else they vaccinate for. I am tired of opinions...I need the facts! Both sides of the argument are greatly appreciated please! Also, please keep hateful comments to yourself. I am not trying to injure my child or endanger him in any way by keeping my option to NOT vaccinate open...some would argue that by vaccinating a child is taking a gamble with their lives. So please do not bash on me. I am seriously at odds and need facts to help me make a more informed decision. Thank you for understanding!
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Elfreda Elfreda | 6 days ago
yeah, since none of us are doctors (or can't prove it anyway) you are only asking us to do research for you. You've obviously looked up lots of info yourself. Whether or not I will vaccinate my child and for what reasons aren't what you are looking for though. http://www.salon.com/books/review/2008/0...
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Elfreda Originally Answered: For people who know about debate and love..?
you can go through this and taking the points make your own speech Ask just about anyone. They'll all tell you they're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Just name the situation, and ask. They'll all say, yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accomodations, and should have equal access to government benefits, equal protection of the law, etcetera, etcetera. Then you get to gay marriage. And that's when all this talk of equality stops dead cold. More than half of all people in the United States oppose gay marriage, even though three fourths are otherwise supportive of gay rights. This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of gay rights oppose gays on this one issue. Why all the passion? It's because there is a lot of misunderstanding about what homosexuality really is, as well as the erroneous assumption that gay people enjoy the same civil rights protections as everyone else. There are also a lot of stereotypes about gay relationships, and even a great deal of misunderstanding of what marriage itself is all about and what its purpose is. The purpose of this essay, then, is to clear up a few of these misunderstandings and discuss some of facts surrounding gay relationships and marriage, gay and straight. First, let's discuss what gay relationships are really all about. The stereotype has it that gays are promiscuous, unable to form lasting relationships, and the relationships that do form are shallow and uncommitted. And gays do have such relationships! But the important fact to note is that just like in straight society, where such relationships also exist, they are a small minority, and exist primarily among the very young. Indeed, one of the most frequent complaints of older gay men is that it is almost impossible to find quality single men to get into a relationship with, because they're already all 'taken!' If you attend any gay event, such as a Pride festival or a PFLAG convention, you'll find this to be true. As gays age and mature, just like their straight cohorts, they begin to appreciate and find their way into long-term committed relationships. The values that such gay couples exhibit in their daily lives are often indistinguishable from those of their straight neighbors. They're loyal to their mates, are monogamous, devoted partners. They value and participate in family life, are committed to making their neighborhoods and communities safer and better places to live, and honor and abide by the law. Many make valuable contributions to their communities, serving on school boards, volunteering in community charities, and trying to be good citizens. In doing so, they take full advantage of their relationship to make not only their own lives better, but those of their neighbors as well. A benefit to heterosexual society of gay marriage is the fact that the commitment of a marriage means the participants are discouraged from promiscous sex. This has the advantage of slowing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, which know no sexual orientation and are equal opportunity destroyers. These benefits of gay marriage have changed the attitudes of the majority of people in Denmark and other countries where various forms of gay marriage have been legal for years. Polling results now show that most people there now recognize that the benefits far outweigh the trivial costs, and that far from threatening heterosexual marriage, gay marriage has actually strenghtened it. So, having established the value of gay marriage, why are people so opposed to it? Many of the reasons offered for opposing gay marriage are based on the assumption that gays have a choice in who they can feel attracted to, and the reality is quite different. Many people actually believe that gays could simply choose to be heterosexual if they wished. But the reality is that very few do have a choice -- any more than very few heterosexuals could choose which sex to find themselves attracted to. Additionally, many people continue to believe the propaganda from right-wing religious organizations that homosexuality is about nothing but sex, considering it to be merely a sexual perversion. The reality is that homosexuality is multidimensional, and is much more about love and affection than it is about sex. And this is what gay relationships are based on -- mutual attraction, love and affection. Sex, in a committed gay relationship, is merely a means of expressing that love, just the same as it is for heterosexuals. Being gay is much more profound than simply a sexual relationship; being gay is part of that person's core indentity, and goes right the very center of his being. It's like being black in a society of whites, or a blonde European in a nation of black-haired Asians. Yes, being gay is just that profound to the person who is. This is something that few heterosexuals can understand unless they are part of a minority themselves.

Cheyanne Cheyanne
I don't have any facts either - but I do know that the I would rather have an autistic child than a child with one of these ilnesses Why not research the other side - look up cases of these diseases and see what you would be dealing with if your child contracted these illnesses - that might make up your mind and you might decide to get one vaccine but not the other. Bottom line - it's your choice, so if you decide you want to vaccine your child against MMR but not polio, you can tell your doctor that and know you are making an informed decision about the chance of contracting polio and the symptoms you would have to live with because you did not choose to get that vaccine.
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Asia Asia
Sorry, the only fact I can give you, is that most mother's would prefer a child with autism, over a child with polio any day. (Sorry, that actually sounds awful. I don't mean "prefer" a child that has the lesser disease, I'm sure any mother would love there child, no matter what!) I myself have researched the risks too, but for me, even though this is an opinion, and you probably don't want to hear it, I think the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. I think that if a disease is preventable, we should try and do what we can to prevent it! Another fact, is that the link to autism, while there, is not actually proven, at this stage , scientifically, there is only a very slight link. http://www.vaccination.org.au/articles/a...
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Zuph Zuph
here is a cnn article that i read less then two weeks ago. http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/11... if you are looking for facts or want more information on what you read in the article, I would contact the writer personally. Many times they are willing to disclose information on their sources and offer more statistics. -Personally Im going to do all the recommended FDA vaccinations. If you have ever been to a third world country or have access to a person that has been there, you quickly realize that vaccinations are a necessity. Malaria, small pox, chicken pox, polio, are not diseases that I, personally, would want to expose my child too. Plus there is no significant evidence that autism is caused by vaccinations. I believe there was ONE study and most of the doctors that worked on that study have retracted their statements about autism and vaccinations.
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Solly Solly
How about rather than not vaccinating but instead, delay vaccinations? Read Dr. Sears Vaccine Book. In it he has an alternative vaccination schedule. It makes complete sense. Here is what he says about his alternative schedule: "The main difference in my suggested alternative vaccine schedule is it spreads the infant vaccines out over the first few years of life, instead of bunching them all up in the first 18 months. It gives fewer vaccines at a time, gives the most important vaccines first, and slightly delays the less important vaccines. But ultimately the end result is the same - a fully vaccinated child. What are the benefits of my alternative schedule compared to the standard one? --By only giving two vaccines at a time (instead of as many as 6), I decrease the chance of chemical overload from grouping so many vaccines chemicals all together at once. This allows a baby's body to better detoxify the chemicals one or two at a time. --I give only 1 aluminum-containing vaccine at a time (instead of the recommended 4). Overloading on this metal can be particularly toxic to the brain (See Resources, page ___ of The Vaccine Book to view the research on this). --I give only one live-virus vaccine component at a time to allow the body's immune system to better handle the live viruses in these vaccines. --Giving fewer shots at a time may decrease the side effects, in my experience. --Giving fewer shots at a time also makes it easier to figure out which vaccine a child is reacting to if a severe reaction occurs. Sure, vaccinating this way means more visits to the doctor's office, more gas money, more insurance co-pays and more time off work to take your baby in. BUT, some parents may decide it's worth the extra time, money and trouble." Read more here: http://askdrsears.com/thevaccinebook/
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