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x96201
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SkySky16
Pro (for)

Should we utilize flu shots to combat influenza?

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Started: 3/24/2017 Category: Science
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
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x96201

Con

1) The continued laboratory-developed flu shot has encouraged the continued natural development of a vaccine-resistant virus. I fear that this will possibly lead to an influenza strain that may be beyond the capabilities of scientists and doctors to combat. Our search for survivability and well-rounded health may actually become our downfall when we have reached a point where we cannot stop, or even slow, the progress of the virus.
2) Researching, developing, and utilizing vaccines (not limited to the flu) has caused a population boom that will continue to increase the needs of the human species as a whole due to a higher population of healthy individuals. With food shortages, deforestation, and other issues becoming more prevalent, it may not be long before the human race exceeds the Earth's capabilities to provide basic and essential resources, as well as increase the endangerment of species that our population has threatened because of the need to accommodate humanity
SkySky16

Pro

I will be arguing FOR the utilization of flu shots.

There is no question that vaccine/antibiotic resistance is a problem, but this does not mean we should stop treating illnesses. That just doesn't make sense. So we can just move past the first argument and onto the second.
Overpopulation is not a problem. Not only does Con not cite any sources, I have multiple sources backing me up.
https://www.lifesitenews.com...
This link has 11 credible sources proving specific parts of the argument. Such as, we are currently creating enough food to feed 10 billion people. Famine is not natural, it is a gross failure of politics.
The problem is distribution, not overpopulation.
I would go into these arguments further but Con hasn't given much to work with as far as characters go.
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