Category: Vaccinations

The United States Pandemic Response

The United States Pandemic Response In this paper I will take a short overview of all the epidemics and pandemics save a few in the history of the United States. Examination of the past outbreaks and the US government’s response is of vital importance to understanding how to properly implement plans to eliminate a health threat. The purpose of this is to highlight the delinquency in the 2016-2020 presidential administration’s responsibilities in regards to the current pandemic, Covid-19. Epidemics and......

The Morality of Forced/Rejecting Vaccinations.

I’ve written a few articles about vaccinations from the scientific point of view but felt it was time to turn my attention to the morality of the topic; both from the angle of if it is a moral obligation to be vaccinated, and the morality of forcing vaccinations on people. What do we mean by moral? As we discussed on ‘Does morality have a purpose?’ we could see the ultimate purpose of morality is human wellbeing & flourishing. Therefore, anything......

Confirmation Bias: Fanboys, Fundamentalists, Conspiracy Theorists and our Tribal Nature

Fanboys, Fundamentalists, and Conspiracy theorists are the prime users of Confirmation Bias. In fact, everyone at some point has operated using confirmation bias based on their cognitive biases, but in most circumstances, you could drop them in to one of the above categories. So let’s start with some definitions of the terminology shall we? We don’t want any Conflated or Misunderstood terms, do we? Definitions Fanboy/Fangirl Someone who is obsessive, enthusiastic, and passionate over a topic/brand/toy etc. Generally, the thing......

Why Anti-Vaxxers are Right!

Anti-Vaxxers are Right! Vaccinations are bad! Stop persecuting diseases! All biological life matters! The less one is educated or the lower one’s intelligence is, the more easily one could be swayed by emotions and terrified by facts. This fear of the facts creates an aversion to them and strengthens belief in the factoids they are comfortable with. Women are often considered to be more emotional than men, and as such women are (apparently) more likely than men to be anti-vax*.......

More Anti-Vaccination Arguments (Anti-Vaxxers)

Having recently posted Common Anti-Vaccination Arguments we have had lots of people responding in various Facebook groups with “yeah but…“ statements and brining up other things too. As such I felt that it was important to address these other arguments. Autism (Again) There has recently been a report on some Anti-Vax wordpress site that Autism is now a side effect for the TDaP Vaccine (Typoid, Dyptheria, Polio). Firstly, these are listed as ADVERSE EVENTS and not POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS. The......

Common Anti-Vaccination Arguments (Anti-Vaxxer)

Those who are anti-vaccination, or “anti-vaxxers” for short, are possibly some of the most dangerous people on this planet. This is largely due to how they operate with; scare tactics, pseudo-science, and a lack of any real understanding of what they are talking about. When I have been discussing their point of view with them they have often said things like, “You’ll have to meet my friend to explain the science to you as she understands it better than me”.......

Trust: Authority and Abuse of Power

Trusting people is embedded in us from birth. We trust our parents to do everything for us. They are the definitive authority on EVERYTHING. As we grow older we are taught to respect our elders and to listen to our teachers. Everyone seems to be in a category of “bigger & older = knows better” – and you accept it. Why wouldn’t you? These people have taught you everything you know; to speak, to read, to write, to eat… everything.......