Vaccines and Vaccine controversies
Vaccines are intentional introduction of pathogens or their parts to our body so that our immune system can get ready for possible future infections with the same pathogens. In last two decades or so, there have been increased controversies about side effects of vaccination. For example, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of children who had not gotten measles vaccine. Concomitantly, there has been an increase in the number measles infection and ensuing death.
A. Study/listen to the following resources
- PBS documentary Vaccine Wars
- Measles disease explained
B. After studying the above materials, post a discussion response to the following question: What do you think? Should people have a choice to reject measles vaccination or should they be required to have their children be vaccinated? In your answer, make sure you answer the following: What measles vaccine does? how safe it is? what will the consequence of not vaccination be from the public perspective. Also, make sure you provide a list of at least 2 references you use (5 pts).
C. Then, read your class-mates posts and reply to at least two of your classmates. Your comments should be meaningful (not simply “Yeah, me too” or “I agree”). (2.5 pts for each full meaningful response). Make sure you include following in your reply:
- start by greeting the class-mate by name
- contribute to one or two of his/her discussion point with your view
- Pose any related questions you might have
- your name
D. Answer any questions you might get from class-mates (Will send replies for students after first post)
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discussion board vaccination was first posted on July 17, 2020 at 11:56 pm.
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