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Vaccines Essay

  • Submitted by: sammyogarro
  • on May 7, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 2,460 words

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Vaccines have long been touted as the savior of our children; however researchers, scientists, some doctors, and angry parents of vaccine-damaged children are telling a different story. It’s the great debate of modern time. If you haven’t heard about the links of vaccines to autism and other neurological conditions, then you must be living under a rock!

Dr. Leo Cannon, at Johns Hopkins University, reported the very first case of autism in 1943. By the 1970’s, autism rates in America went up to 1 out of every 20,000 children. In the 1980’s, the rates rose to 1 out of every 2500. In 1991, the pharmaceutical industry, along with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), stepped up the pace of mandating vaccination in every state. By the mid-1990’s, autism rates hit new highs of 1 out of every 250 children. Today, 1 out of every 150 children in our country will develop autism. One out of 8 children is considered “special ed” (special educations) or “LD” (learning disabled). The next data release is expected to show 1 in 5 (20%) being in special educations. The CDC recently reported that 4 million children, between the ages of 3 and 17, have been diagnosed with ADHD. In 1997, ADHD was reported in only 1.6 million kids.

America, we have a surging epidemic in this country, and yet the debate goes on. One side insists that the sudden statistical rise is due only to better diagnoses, while the other side points a finger directly at a specific culprit – vaccines. So what is the truth? Lets take a closer look at two problems with vaccines and learn why they may not be the miracle drugs they are claimed to be.

The first problem is obvious if you look at the components of vaccines: formaldehyde (used in embalming), thimerosal (50% mercury) , and aluminum phosphate (toxic and carcinogenic), antibiotics, phenols (corrosive to skin and very toxic), aluminum (neurotoxin), methanol (toxic), and isopropyl (toxic), 2-phenoxyethanol (toxic) live and killed viruses, and a host...

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