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Vaccines

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents twenty articles that cover the innovators whose work laid the foundation for the discovery of vaccines, the theories and experiments that made the breakthroughs possible, and the benefits and adverse effects of vaccines.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737741506 0737741503 9780737741513 0737741511
OCLC Number: 234234200
Description: 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Are vaccines likely to do more harm than good? --
Overview: Opposition to childhood vaccinations is increasing / Mike Cronin --
Yes : the risks of common vaccines often exceed their benefits --
There are real dangers to vaccines / David Kupelian --
Vaccines may be the cause of autism / Kelly Patricia O'Meara --
Some parents feel they must lie to avoid vaccination of their children / Steve LeBlanc --
Many scientific studies of vaccine safety are flawed / Robert F. Kennedy Jr. --
The cervical cancer vaccine has not been proven safe or effective / Cathy Gulli, Lianne George, and John Intini --
No : the risk of harm from common vaccines is extremely small --
The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks / Aubrey Noelle Stimola --
Giving multiple vaccines to children is safe / Centers for disease Control and Prevention --
Anti-vaccine fanatics are free riders / Michael Fumento --
ch. 2. Should routine vaccinations be mandatory? --
Overview: Vaccination controversy centers on the right to choose / Logan Molyneux --
Yes : vaccination should be mandatory in order to prevent the spread of disease --
Meningitis vaccination should be mandatory for college dorm residents / Katie Strickland --
All young girls should be vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer / Elizabeth M. Whelan --
No : mandatory vaccination violates people's right to control their bodies --
Making cervical cancer vaccination mandatory is bad medicine / Lucinda Marshall --
The chickenpox vaccine is unnecessary and its safety is unproven / Andrew Schlafly --
New Jersey's new childhood vaccine mandates are indefensible / Deirdre Imus --
Compulsory vaccination eliminates normal checks on government power / Mark Blaxill and Barbara Loe Fisher --
Push to mandate new vaccines comes from profit-driven industry / Evelyn Pringle --
Does the threat of bioterrorism warrant mandatory vaccination? --
Chapter preface --
Yes : vaccination against biological weapons is essential to defense --
Anthrax vaccine is necessary to protect services members / Stephanie L. Carl --
High-risk situations justify government restrictions on liberty / Lawrence O. Gostin --
No : unproven vaccines can cause harm and should not be forced on anyone --
Service members should not be ordered to risk damage to their health / Bob Evans --
Mandatory anthrax vaccination has caused many serious illnesses / Greg Gordon --
Compulsory vaccination against bioterrorist attacks is unjustified / Tom Jefferson --
What are some future uses for vaccines? --
Chapter preface --
Lives could be saved by more vaccination of adolescents and adults / Steve Baragona --
Measles is a major cause of death among unvaccinated children in Africa / William J. Moss --
Children infected with HIV need access to pneumonia vaccine / Orin Levine and Paul Zeitz --
More women should be enrolled in HIV preventive vaccine trials / Edward Mills [and others] --
Experimental AIDS vaccines have not been successful / John Lauerman --
A malaria vaccine is desperately needed in Africa / Michael Finkel --
Vaccines are being developed to treat cancer / Michelle Meadows --
New vaccines may help to stop smoking, drug use, and overeating / Ronald Kotulak.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.
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Presents twenty articles that cover the innovators whose work laid the foundation for the discovery of vaccines, the theories and experiments that made the breakthroughs possible, and the benefits and adverse effects of vaccines.

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