Jonas Salk

Francis Collins once said ” I think history would say that medical research has, throughout many changes of parties, remained as one of the shining lights of bipartisan agreement, that people are concerned about health for themselves, for their families, for their constituents. ” The twentieth century was a time of great scientific advancements in … Read more

The Anti-Vaccine Movement

In recent years, the anti-vaccine movement has focused on the idea that vaccines can be connected to the neurological disorder that is autism (Vaccines & Autism). On average in today’s society, 1 out of 4 parents believes vaccines can cause autism in otherwise healthy children (Olson, Samantha). The whole idea of vaccinations causing autism began … Read more

Do Vaccines Matter

Do Vaccines Matter? Most people have gone to the pediatricians since they were a week old and would not remember the total amount of shots they got and the possible pain endorsed. Parents can recall more than 30 shots that had occurred before their child has gone to kindergarten. In the past few years the … Read more

The Pros And Cons Of The MMR Vaccine

As a disease previously thought to be almost completely eradicated from first world countries, the rampant comeback of the Measles has people questioning the cause of its return—and more importantly, the people behind this cause. With the number of “philosophical exemptions” from the MMR vaccine skyrocketing, it becomes clear as to why this deadly illness … Read more

Why Not To Vaccinate

Vaccination has become a hot topic of conversation for many people in our society today, especially parents. What is a vaccine? A vaccine is defined as a biological agent used to prevent serious illnesses and diseases, such as measles, smallpox, hepatitis, etc. by injecting a weakened version of the infectious organism into the human body. … Read more

The Meaning Of Informed Consent

Questions posed by Paul Basch are very thought provoking. Some of these questions require a lot of consideration and research. Taking this course has helped me answer them to the best of my knowledge and provided me with a different perspective of global health. I would have responded to these questions the same before taking … Read more

Red Cross Scenarios Essay

then the same buses used to pick up the citizens from their homes will carry them to a new shelter or safe place. The evacuation will begin with the citizens first, since the Red Cross’s job is to help during the disaster present. Following the evacuation of citizens, the evacuation of food and supplies will … Read more

Essay On Hpv Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control issued a recommendation on June 29, 2006 that a new vaccine for the human papillomavirus be given to girls around the age of eleven to twelve to prevent this disease that was affecting nearly half of the United States population. The HPV vaccination was said to be most effective before … Read more

Andrew Wakefield Case Study Essay

In a 1998 publication in a well-respected British medical journal, “The Lancet”, Dr. Andrew Wakefield drew attention to a possible link between the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine with colitis and autism spectrum disorders. The article later to be found fraudulent and was retracted in its entirety in 2002 created news stories of growing … Read more