Every day, millions of children globally are injected with foreign agents that claim to offer an unique advantage for the recipients. The Health Care Industry coupled with the FDA have issued a claim that these immunizations are needed to ensure optimal health benefits. The introduction of these vaccinations were in response to global pandemics that occurred historically. To ensure that humanity had protection against these sadist killers, authorities commissioned scientist to engineer serums to stimulate individual’s immune systems in order to develop adaptive immunity. The theory is that if a virus is given to an individual in a controlled dose it could protect against future infections. Although the original concept was noble, modern administration of these immunization would suggest otherwise.
Controversy and much debate has arisen from this subject. The opponents of vaccinations have even argued the necessity of vaccinating children. However, it has been proven that vaccinations have helped eradicate preexisting debilitating diseases. Although it can not accept this accolade alone due to the numerous advancements in water treatment, living conditions and health services globally. While it is the writer’s opinion that immunizations may provide humanity with added benefit, it is of concern the direction that the program has taken. Within this essay we will discuss the effectiveness of forced injections, highlight the ingredients of vaccinations, and the implications of administrating vaccinations uniformity.
Today the terms vaccination, inoculation, and immunization are used interchangeably. However, this was not always the case. It is believed that some form of inoculation was developed in India or china before the 16th century( lund 2007). The Scholar Ole Lund stated: “The earliest documented example of vaccinations are from India and China in the 17th century, where vaccinations with powdered scabs from people infected with smallpox was used to protect against the disease. Smallpox used to be a common disease throughout the world and 20% to 30% of infected persons died from the disease. Smallpox was responsible for 8% to 20% of all deaths in several European countries in the 18th century. The tradition of inoculation may have originated in India” (lund 2007). Vaccinations were at one point highly sought after from the public because of their miraculous healing power however now individuals are being bullied by government officials into accepting their application.
Many of the opponents of inoculations state that they are not morally opposed to vaccinations but they are opposed to government health officials having the power to intimidate, threaten, and coerce them into violating their beliefs concerning the vaccination and its appropriateness for their children. Numerous concerning incidents have been highlighted within the media recently of parents being forced to vaccinate. One such incident is the bill passed in New Jersey that requires flu vaccination for small children to enter school (MSN). New Jersey is not the only state to implement such laws. Maryland issued a similar law that states that parents must vaccinate or face jail time (abc). This prompted a “vaccination roundup” by gunpoint; State officials issued summons for 1600 parents who had insufficient vaccinations records(AAPS). The mass mandate stated that all delinquent parents must appear in Court and subject their children to on-the-spot state-mandated vaccines of up 17 vaccine doses, or face imprisonment. Parents who ignore the court’s demands could face a $50 fine for every day their child is out of compliance or up to 10 days in jail. Furthermore Massachusetts’s bill “Pandemic Response Bill” 2028, reportedly suspends Constitutional rights of Massachusetts citizens and forces anyone “suspected” of being infected to submit to interrogations, “decontaminations” and vaccines. Fines up to $1,000 per day for anyone are given to those who refuses to submit to quarantines, vaccinations, decontamination efforts or to follow any other verbal order by virtually any state-licensed law enforcement or medical personnel.
A major concern for many who research vaccinations is the ingredients within it. Another issue is that these vaccinations are grown on animal organs, cancer cells, aborted fetuses and other toxic substances. One can argue the validity of the concoction because of it. Critics argue the use of thimersol, fluoride, formaldehyde, aluminum, and aborted fetal cells in vaccinations. As to date no adequate, scientific research has been given to give clear insight about possible long term effects of these antigens nor has any double-blind, placebo-controlled study to prove the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Moreover, the aforementioned ingredients have historically been banned from consumption. If this is the case than why is it now being encouraged? It is especially concerning that vaccinations bypass the skin barrier and is placed directly into the blood system. Another point to consider is the amount of vaccinated children that catch the virus after being vaccinated. With all the controversy surrounding vaccinations it is logically to believe that more research would be given in order to balance public concern. However instead of rationale conversation a “one size fit all” solution is applied. Recently, many parents have decided to stop vaccinating their children. This has led to resistances from the public as well as health sector. Parents have been threaten with removal of their children for noncompliance as well as face stiff fines as penalty. Instead of displaying empathy for concerned parents officials have ignored parental pleas and have actually increased the amount of dosages required before school age.
Custodians argue that the uniformity of the practice is not healthy and that the government does not take into the account of the uniqueness of each child. “Children should be carefully screened, medical records taken and decisions made carefully – not in an ad hoc assembly-line clinic in a county courtroom and under the brutal watch of law enforcement. This is a man-made disaster ready to waiting to detonate. Children could receive a dangerous cocktail of several vaccines without proper examinations. “The procedure is reckless and subjects children to the risk of severe reactions. Physicians would not be allowed to treat children in this way, without individual histories and physical exams – or informed consent,” said Jane M. Orient, M.D., AAPS Executive Director(AAPS).
Parents that reject the government suggestions have found support but their decision is not popular. Some parents that omit vaccination because of health reasons do so because of the correlation between vaccinations and autism. Studies of the non-vaccinating amish have farther fueled this desire among parents to allow nature to run its course. Regardless of others opinions it is the right of every parent to raise their children as they feel would be most productive. However, it seems as if the state believes its rights is superior to the parents and cam deem what is best for the child. Many parents have taken offense to this and this has added fuel to the immunization debate.
The topic of vaccinations is a highlighted topic among many of our scholars. Some families may not understand the gravity of this decision and unfortunately it may be taken lightly because many people are unaware of the dangers associated. We are taught to conform to popular opinion and never believe that healthcare professionals could be wrong. It is unfortunate that many do not even know what is within the shot yet they give it to their children. This blind devotion to authority has to be rejected in order for humanity to be properly educated on its dangers. Vaccinations may provide a benefit but forcing others to take it is wrong. The vaccination makers must give us full disclosure of its ingredients and we must acknowledge that healthcare can not be uniform.
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