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Vaccinations Against Preventable Childhood Disease

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Started: 4/30/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Vaccinations against highly infectious childhood diseases such as the measles, mumps, rubella, and pertussis (aka whooping cough) have saved millions of lives and improved the quality of life in countries where vaccines are accessible to the public. Unfortunately, more than half of the parents in the United States and some parts of the United Kingdom are choosing not to vaccinate for fear that vaccinations are harmful to their children. Autism, mercury, and aluminum are commonly cited as reasons against vaccinations: all reasons which have been poorly researched by antivaxxers. The Andrew Wakefield article loosely correlating the MMR vaccine and autism has been thoroughly debunked and retracted. The mercury used in Thimerosol (ethylmercury) is much easier for the body to break down than the mercury found in seafood (methylmercury), and an infant will have greater aluminum exposure from 6 months of breastfeeding than from their full vaccination schedule in the same time frame.


The NVIC says, "there are problems, many doctors are in denial." They looked at measles and all these infectious diseases that were killing people, they found that the drop in deaths had nothing to do with the vaccines. The verdict concerning Dr. Andrew Wakefield denied sound scientific studies replicating his findings. The public, parents, doctors and scientists worldwide are calling for a enquiry: Total Signed 4328 as of April 27, 2013. 5 reasons why we should have a choice to get vaccines.

#1: Vaccines have Chemicals and Poisons
#2: Vaccinated Children are Unhealtly also
#3: We Are Learning the Dangers
#4: Vaccines Have been Removed
#5: You Can Get Vaccinated, But Never Undo a Vaccination

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Reasons for voting decision: Single round debates should probably just be posted in the opinions section... Anyway both gave good arguments, but I felt Pro's was left standing and valid after Con was finished. That a few thousand random people signed something online, was not sufficient evidence for me. (the point about being unable to take away one is still awesome against pro, just not enough on its own