Vacinations : The Debate
By : Matthew Motley
The debate about vaccination is directly linked to fear, Many Anti-vaxxers believe that if you vaccinate a child that your child could develop autism although the study that stated that was debunked. Normally this would be fine but it is a threat to the whole population. Because vaccines don't "take" in every person one of the main things to stop disease on a large scale is "herd immunity". The percentage of vaccinated people to maintain this balance is different for each ailment but for measles the for the general population to be safe is 90-95%.
Objective overview of vaccines
The debate about vaccination has been going on for a while. Both sides think that they are right. The anti-vaxxers think that it is harmful to the children and that the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease. The opposing side says that it is a danger to the community because of "herd immunity". Both sides have good points and the debate is in a deadlock.