Rhetorical Analysis Of ' Immunizations : Victims Of Their Own Success ' By Tony Cappello

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Rhetorical Analysis Jim Carry, Jenny McCarthy and Robert F. Kennedy. What do all these celebrities have in common? All of them are anti-vaccine. The articles that I have found that relate to my field of study are “Immunizations: Victims of Their Own Success” by Tony Cappello and “Addressing the Anti- Vaccination Movement and the Roles of HCW” by S. Tafuri, MS Gallone, MG Cappelli, D. Martinelli, R Prato, et al. Both of these articles are trying to portray the importance of the importance of vaccines to everyone, ranging from parents all the way to health care workers. In Tony Cappello’s article “Immunizations: Victims of Their Own Success” and in the article “Addressing the Anti- Vaccination Movement and the Roles of HCW” they both…show more content…
Cappello also says that “unfounded concerns related to vaccine safety and toxicity” (Cappello 2). He is also saying that one of the main reasons the parents do not vaccinate is because of they believe it could cause health problems, like SIDS, Autism, and Asperger Syndrome. While that may be one of the reasons parents don’t vaccinate, religious beliefs, philosophical reasons, and several different ideals also play a role in a parent deciding whether to vaccinate their child. As stated in “Immunizations: Victims of Their Own Success”, “People often don’t fear what they do not see,” (Cappello. 2). Once again Cappello is making assumptions about what other people fear but only just as an observation of a small group of people. When it comes to facts, both articles have an abundance of them. In Cappello’s article he states that between 1940 and 1945 alone, more than one million cases of pertussis were reported, but by the 1980’s and 1990’s it had decreased to by an average of 2,900 cases per year. (Cappello 1) He also discusses the Measles vaccine saying that, “After the introduction of the measles vaccination in 1963, the incidence of measles decreased by more than 98 percent,” (Cappello 2) Which was shocking to read, just how much both of those diseases decreased just by getting people vaccinated. To me this shows how big of an impact

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