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Darkluma1020
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Tashasays
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Are vaccines dangerous?

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Started: 1/21/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Darkluma1020

Con

Science denying hysteria is nothing new, but being anti-vaccine is outright silly. Vaccines are made by scientists devoted to the benefit of mankind, and trying to keep your kids away from those isn't idiotic-it's dangerous. Hopefully scientists are working on a vaccine that prevents anti-vaccine hysteria.
Tashasays

Pro

Vaccines are quite dangerous and parents should be well informed of the risks before agreeing to have their children vaccinated. Here is an example of the dangers of just one vaccine:

"There have been 6,962 serious adverse events reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in connection with measles vaccine since 1990, with over half of those occurring in children three years old and under. Of these events 329 were deaths, with over half of the deaths occurring in children under three years of age".

http://www.nvic.org...

"Hopefully scientists are working on a vaccine that prevents anti-vaccine hysteria."

Even if there was such a vaccine, anti-vaxxers would never take it. You'd have to call it something like an all-natural-immune-booster made from Acia berries, coconut oil, and kale that has cancer-fighting, toxin-removing and energy-balancing properties.
Debate Round No. 1
Darkluma1020

Con

Darkluma1020 forfeited this round.
Tashasays

Pro

All vaccines carry some risk of side effects. The side effects can vary from mild to severe, including death, which is why children with certain health conditions cannot be vaccinated. The Polio vaccine, for another example, can and does cause paralysis.

"very rarely, vaccine-derived poliovirus can cause paralysis. Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP) occurs in an estimated 1 in 2.7 million children receiving their first dose of oral polio vaccine."

http://www.polioeradication.org...

As you can see the odds are very low, but as a parent, I would feel terrible if my baby was paralyzed by a vaccine that he didn't even need. (There hasn't been a case of wild Polio in the US since 1979.)

http://www.cdc.gov...

Clearly, vaccines are dangerous.
Debate Round No. 2
Darkluma1020

Con

Darkluma1020 forfeited this round.
Tashasays

Pro

Final note: this is not a anti-vax endorsement. Vaccines are incredibly important and not vaccinating puts the entire community at risk.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Tashasays 1 year ago
Tashasays
I won't fight you on the autism thing, but I will say that vaccines are not 100% safe and are therefore at least somewhat dangerous. Go ahead and post your argument.
Posted by Darkluma1020 1 year ago
Darkluma1020
I'm saying vaccines arent dangerous. And they definetly don't cause autism!
Posted by Tashasays 1 year ago
Tashasays
Me, too. I was saying that vaccines are dangerous because they can cause death. What's your position?
Posted by Darkluma1020 1 year ago
Darkluma1020
So...what's your actual position? I'm confused.
Posted by Tashasays 1 year ago
Tashasays
I went ahead and accepted the debate without clarification. I just really wanted to make a crack about a vaccine that prevents anti-vaccine hysteria.
Posted by Tashasays 1 year ago
Tashasays
I'll defend the position that vaccines are dangerous if it is your position that they are not. I've actually done a lot of research because I had a baby 2 years ago.
Posted by Briannj17 1 year ago
Briannj17
Here challenge this guy.
http://www.debate.org...
Posted by Briannj17 1 year ago
Briannj17
How about that guy who says germs don't cause disease?
Posted by PointyDelta 1 year ago
PointyDelta
Nobody is going to take this.
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