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